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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) developing in the colon are rare, accounting for <5 % of all GISTs. There are few data on the clinical efficacy of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in colonic GISTs. We report here on an 80-year-old male patient with advanced GIST of the transverse colon. The patient underwent palliative resection of the primary tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) has been developed as a means of decreasing the incidence of surgical wound complications. However, NOSE performed using a conventional multiport technique has been reported previously. The current authors performed totally laparoscopic anterior resection with transvaginal specimen extraction (TVSE)(More)
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