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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 38-40

Low rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor-multimodality therapy: Reports and Review


Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Lifeline Institute of Minimal Access Surgery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nabeel Nazeer
Lifeline Institute of Minimal Access Surgery, 47/3, New Avadi Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 600 010, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJCS.IJCS_19_20

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is one among the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Common in the stomach, these are also found in other segments, and there has recently been a spate of reports about rectal and colonic GIST. This article highlights two rectal GISTs that were encountered and underwent laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection (APR) and laparoscopic APR plus Total laparoscopic hystrectomy (TLH) (laparoscopic posterior pelvic exenteration) for the involvement of the posterior vaginal wall. The patients both had smooth postoperative periods and are on tyrosine kinase inhibitors, refusing local external radiotherapy. This article highlights the issues surrounding the management of low rectal GIST, a rare but potentially deadly disease.


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