Multiple gastrointestinal stromal tumors in neurofibromatosis type 1 treated with laparoscopic surgery

Kazunori Tsukuda, Eiji Ikeda, Shoji Takagi, Takayoshi Miyake, Takayuki Muraoka, Keitaro Watanabe, Ryuji Hirai, Shigeharu Moriyama, Sugato Nawa, Tadayoshi Kunitomo, Hisashi Tsuji

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) have been reported to occasionally occur in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NT-1), and many cases have had multiple lesions predominantly involving the small intestine. We report herein a case of multiple GISTs associated with NF-1 from whom laparoscopic surgery was beneficial. In a 79-year-old female admitted with anemia and melena, the abdominal computed tomography revealed a tumor arising from the small intestine. Laparoscopic surgery was performed, and another small tumor was revealed during laparoscopic observation. Extracorporeal partial and wedge resection of the small intestine were undertaken. Both lesions were diagnosed as typical GISTs of low risk. Laparoscopic surgery would be useful for examination and a minimally invasive approach to tumors of the small intestine, especially on cases with the possibility of multiple tumors. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume61
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2007

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Tsukuda, K., Ikeda, E., Takagi, S., Miyake, T., Muraoka, T., Watanabe, K., Hirai, R., Moriyama, S., Nawa, S., Kunitomo, T., & Tsuji, H. (2007). Multiple gastrointestinal stromal tumors in neurofibromatosis type 1 treated with laparoscopic surgery. Acta medica Okayama, 61(1), 47-50.