Segmental resection of the duodenum for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)

@article{Mennigen2008SegmentalRO,
  title={Segmental resection of the duodenum for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)},
  author={Rudolf B. Mennigen and Heiner Hubert Wolters and Bernd Schulte and Friedrich W Pelster},
  journal={World Journal of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={105 - 105}
}
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most frequent mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The biological appearance of these tumors reaches from small lesions with benign appearance to aggressive sarcomas. Only 3-5% of GISTs are localized in the duodenum. There is a controversy, if duodenal GISTs should be treated by a duodenopancreatectomy or by a limited resection of the duodenum. CASE PRESENTATION A 29-year-old man presented with an acute upper… CONTINUE READING