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Treitz laparoscopic resection with intracorporeal anastomosis with a new barbed suture

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2011;11(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3321

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. Life-threatening hemorrhage or intestinal obstruction are the most common presenting symptoms. In the last year, we observed four patients affected by GIST of the small bowel presenting with a massive bleeding. After the endoscopic diagnosis, all the neoplasms were ink marked. We present a video showing a Treitz’s GIST treated with a laparoscopic resection, followed by a mechanical latero-lateral intracorporeal anastomosis and enterotomy closure using a new kind of self-anchoring barbed suture (V-Loc® advanced wound closure device-Covidien, Mansfield, MA).