Intragastric enucleation of stromal tumors through a combined laparoscopic and endoscopic approach


COD: 02_2019_15-3049 Categorie: ,

Rosario Vecchio, Renato Catalano, Rosario Emanuele Distefano, Eva Intagliata – Department of General Surgery and Medico, Surgical Specialties, Policlinico “Vittorio Emanuele Hospital”, University of Catania, Italy

Ann. Ital. Chir., 2019 90, 2: 183

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Dear Editor,
We read with great interest the paper entitled “Laparoscopic organ-preserving gastric resection improves the quality of life in stromal tumor patients: an observational study with 23 patients” written by Ozcan et al. in Ann Ital Chir. 2018 Oct 23;7 1.
We agree with the Authors that preserving the stomach after excision of stromal tumors is essential to improve the patients’ quality of life.
We would like, however, to discuss some issues that the paper published by Ozcan et al. might raise…