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Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology


Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a frequently used bariatric surgery method. It is possible to incidentally detect gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of stomach or other gastric tumors during this procedure. In the literature, there is limited data about cooccurrence of GIST in obesity, and treatment of such cases is still controversial. On the contrary, currently accepted treatment of local and nonmetastatic GIST cases is surgery alone, and of cases with systemic disease is surgery combined with imatinib mesylate therapy. Incidental detection of GIST during bariatric surgery may require a modification in the planned procedure, and an extensive exploration and picking a convenient surgical procedure will become necessary. Here, we present two cases - a gastric GIST and a GIST of small intestine - both of which were incidentally detected during LSG performed for obesity.

Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors, Obesity, Sleeve gastrectomy.

How to cite this article: Atas H, Bulus H, Akkurt G, Yavuz A, Tantoglu U, Alimogullari M, Aydin A. How to approach Incidentally detected Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor during Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Report of Two Cases. Euroasian J Hepato-Gastroenterol 2016;6(2):173-175.

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