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Resection of giant gastric GIST with a new generation ultrasonic scalpel device
Crispin Schneider, David F Hewin
Crispin Schneider, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, Bloomsbury Campus, London WC1E 6AU, United Kingdom
Crispin Schneider, David F Hewin, Department of General Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester GL1 3NN, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Schneider C collected images, literature search, writing the manuscript; Hewin DF reviewed and edited the manuscript.
Author contributions: Crispin Schneider, MRCS, MD, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, Bloomsbury Campus, Medical School Building, 4th Floor, 74 Huntley Street, London WC1E 6AU, United Kingdom. email@example.com
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Received: November 19, 2013 Revised: December 24, 2013 Accepted: January 7, 2014 Published online: January 16, 2014
Core tip: This case report about a giant gastric gastrointestinal stroma tumours focuses on surgical technique. Because of its bulk the giant tumour was penetrating through the transverse mesocolon. Dissecting the tumour of the mesocolon and avoiding a concomitant colectomy was facilitated by using a new generation ultrasonic scalpel device.