Laparoscopic pancreas-sparing subtotal duodenectomy in gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the duodenum

  • Kim S
  • Kang C
  • Lee W
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The duodenum is a rare origin for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).1 (,) 2 A decision of pancreatoduodenectomy or limited resection is a dilemma for surgeons. Recent reviews have suggested that types of surgery did not influence prognosis and limited resection was indicated for small GIST located some distance away from the ampulla of Vater (AOV).3 (,) 4 However, a laparoscopic, pancreas-preserving, subtotal duodenectomy was rarely performed.5 (,) 6

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  • Sung Hoon Kim

  • Chang Moo Kang

  • Woo Jung Lee

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