The role of surgery in multidisciplinary approach to gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A case report

Köksal N., Uzun M. A. , Aliustaoğlu M. , Kılıçoğlu G.

Turkish Journal of Surgery, vol.25, no.3, pp.121-124, 2009 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-124


Neşet Köksal1, Mehmet Ali Uzun1, Mehmet Aliustaoğlu2, Gamze Kılıçoğlu3

1S.B. Haydarpaşa Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 2. Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2S.B. Haydarpaşa Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Tıbbi Onkoloji, İstanbul, Türkiye
3S.B. Haydarpaşa Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Radyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye


Although rare among tumors involving the gastrointestinal system, gastrointestinal stromal tumors are the most frequent mesenchymal tumors. Recommended treatment regimens need to be updated as the multidisciplinary approach to both diagnosis and treatment of the tumor gains importance. Surgery still holds place as the most important constituent of multidisciplinary in current algorythms and ongoing studies. Specific features of the surgical procedures and their combinations with other modalities are currently controversial issues. This study aims to discuss the role of surgery within such an approach, featuring a 62 year-old male patient having a gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, surgical treatment, imatinib