Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 975–977 | Cite as

Emergency Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Intraperitoneal Ruptured Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

  • Kutay SaglamEmail author
  • Fatih Sumer
  • Cihan Gokler
  • Ayse Nur Akatli
  • Cuneyt Kayaalp
Case Report


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 [1]. 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.

Case Presentation

A 57-year-old man was admitted to emergency department with abdominal pain. He had no previous history of disease or surgery. Vital signs were almost normal. Hemoglobin level was 10.7 g/dl, white blood cell count was 13.000/mm 3, and thrombocyte count was 179.000/mm 3....


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal SurgeryInonu UniversityMalatyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PathologyInonu UniversityMalatyaTurkey

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