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Hybrid transgastric resection of a gastric GIST

Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2015;15(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4559

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This video demonstrates a hybrid laparoscopic transgastric resection of a GIST located close to the gastroesophageal junction in a 79-year-old woman. The patient underwent neo-adjuvant therapy with Glivec™ (imatinib), which reduced the size of the tumor. This approach was chosen in order to avoid a major gastric resection.