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Laparoscopic Resection of Gastric Cardia Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Don J. Selzer.1, 2. ; 1 Surgery, Indiana University , Indianapolis , IN
2. Surgery, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis , IN

BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) occur throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Resection is a principal component of treatment. Arguments support anatomical resection over wedge resection. This is a case study of a GIST resection.
METHODS: A 70 year old male with multiple medical co-morbidities presents with melena. A video was created from operative footage and pre-operative and post-operative studies.
RESULTS: Wedge resection of a large gastric cardia GIST was performed. The patient’s course was unremarkable.
CONCLUSION: In the gastric cardia, a non-anatomical resection is safe and potentially favored to a proximal gastrectomy in a high risk patient.

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