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World J Gastrointest Surg. Oct 27, 2021; 13(10): 1166-1179
Published online Oct 27, 2021. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v13.i10.1166
Current surgical management of duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Kheng Tian Lim
Kheng Tian Lim, Department of Surgery, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore 768828, Singapore
Author contributions: Lim KT conceptualized and designed the review, carried out the analysis, drafted the initial manuscript; The author reviewed and approved the final manuscript as submitted.
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Corresponding author: Kheng Tian Lim, FRCS (Gen Surg), MBChB, MCh, Assistant Professor, Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, 90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768828, Singapore.
Received: May 9, 2021
Peer-review started: May 9, 2021
First decision: June 23, 2021
Revised: June 30, 2021
Accepted: August 9, 2021
Article in press: August 9, 2021
Published online: October 27, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors are an uncommon subset of small intestinal tumors and may pose surgical challenges in curative-intent resection. I herein discuss the outcomes of current surgical resection techniques of duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors. A range of surgical armamentarium is therefore necessary to deal with this uniquely located duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor of varied sizes and degree of invasion into the surrounding structures.