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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 162-166

Surgical intervention of a giant gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor following neoadjuvant therapy with imatinib

1 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Min-Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2 Department of Pathology, Min-Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chien-Yang Wang
Number 168, Jingguo Road, Taoyuan District 330, Taoyuan City
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_96_17

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) treatment has improved remarkably in recent years. However, giant and unresectable lesions could still be challenging, especially from the surgical aspect. We reported a case of a 44-year-old male patient who complained about abdominal pain and distention. Computed tomography scans, upper GI endoscopy, and tissue biopsy proved the diagnosis of a giant GIST which was considered unresectable. With the aid of neoadjuvant imatinib therapy, the tumor shrank tremendously, and we successfully performed en bloc resection with clean margins. Therefore, we suggested combining imatinib therapy and surgery in managing giant and unresectable GIST lesions.

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