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Laparoscopic resection of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors presenting as left adrenal tumors

Author(s): Shiu-Dong Chung | Jeff Shih-chieh Chueh | Hong-Jeng Yu

Journal: World Journal of Gastroenterology
ISSN 1007-9327

Volume: 18;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 96;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor | Stomach | Laparoscopy

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare gastrointestinal malignancies. They are rarely seen near the urinary tract. In a literature review, only one case of GIST presenting as a left adrenal tumor was reported. We report two documented cases of gastric GISTs mimicking left adrenal tumors which were successfully treated with pure laparoscopic adrenalectomy and wedge resection of the stomach by excising the tumor from the stomach with serial firing of endoscopic gastrointestinal staplers. The surgical margins were clear, and the patients recovered smoothly. No adjuvant therapy with imatinib was prescribed. During the surveillance for 9 mo and 44 mo respectively, no tumor recurrence and metastasis were documented. Laparoscopic tumor excision, when adhering to the principles of surgical oncology, seems feasible and the prognosis is favorable for such tumors.

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