Gut and Liver 2010; 4(2): 283-286 https://doi.org/10.5009/gnl.2010.4.2.283 Abdominal Wound Metastasis after Laparoscopic Surgery of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
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Min Dae Kim*, Dae Hwan Kang*, Jong Hwan Park*, Jin Ho Lee*, Cheol Woong Choi*, Do Hoon Kim*, Hyung Wook Kim*, and Gwang Ha Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, *Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Yangsan, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Busan, Korea

Dae Hwan Kang
© The Korean Society of Gastroenterology, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Korean Association the Study of Intestinal Diseases, the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver, Korean Pancreatobiliary Association, and Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer. All rights reserved.

Abstract
Surgical resection is the mainstay treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Laparoscopic surgery can be considered for treating these tumors since their biologic behavior lends them to curative resection without requiring large margins or extensive lymphadenectomy. Despite complete resection, GISTs frequently recur specifically in the liver and peritoneum. Although they occur in other upper gastrointestinal malignancies, recurrences of GISTs at the port sites after laparoscopic surgery have rarely been reported. We describe here a patient with abdominal wound metastasis after laparoscopic surgery for GIST. (Gut Liver 2010;4:283-286)
Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors; Abdominal wound metastasis; Laparoscopic surgery
Abstract
Surgical resection is the mainstay treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Laparoscopic surgery can be considered for treating these tumors since their biologic behavior lends them to curative resection without requiring large margins or extensive lymphadenectomy. Despite complete resection, GISTs frequently recur specifically in the liver and peritoneum. Although they occur in other upper gastrointestinal malignancies, recurrences of GISTs at the port sites after laparoscopic surgery have rarely been reported. We describe here a patient with abdominal wound metastasis after laparoscopic surgery for GIST. (Gut Liver 2010;4:283-286)
Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors; Abdominal wound metastasis; Laparoscopic surgery
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