Robot-assisted oncologic resection for large gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor: a preliminary case series.

@article{Buchs2010RobotassistedOR,
  title={Robot-assisted oncologic resection for large gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor: a preliminary case series.},
  author={Nicolas Buchs and Pascal Bucher and François Pugin and Monika E. Hagen and Philippe M Morel},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={411-5}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic resection of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) has been shown as feasible and safe in terms of oncologic results. However, laparoscopic resection has been demonstrated to be mainly suitable for small, favorably localized GIST. The robotic approach may, by its characteristics, enable the surgeon to perform atypical gastrectomies in an unfavorable location (i.e., close to pylorus or cardia). Its use in oncologic gastric surgery has been poorly defined and has… CONTINUE READING