Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 5;81:105727. Epub 2021 Mar 5.
Department of Surgery, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center, Chugoku Cancer Center, 3-1, Aoyama, Kure City, Hiroshima 737-0023, Japan; Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan.
Introduction: Neoadjuvant imatinib for large GISTs may prevent tumor rupture and the need for extended surgery by reducing tumor size. In this study, we present a case of large gastric GIST with diaphragm invasion, due to the patient receiving laparoscopic resection following preoperative imatinib treatment.
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