Emergency Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Intraperitoneal Ruptured Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common type of mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract. GISTs locate at any part of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly at the stomach and secondly at the small intestine . The major part of the GISTs is clinically asymptomatic and most symptoms are related to the size of the tumor. Despite their smooth progress, GISTs can sometimes be confronted with life-threatening complications. Here, we presented an intraperitoneal spontaneous rupture of a 9-cm gastric stromal tumor treated by laparoscopy. To our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature in this size which was treated by totally laparoscopy in case of emergency.
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