Ikoma N1*, Harvin JA2, Buryanek J3 and Lesslie DP2
1Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
2Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
3Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Treatment for metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a challenge, particularly in pregnant female because of the absence of safety data concerning imatinib use during pregnancy. We report a case of metastatic GIST surgically resected during pregnancy with a favorable outcome. A treatment strategy for GIST in pregnant patients should be carefully discussed by a multidisciplinary team, based on the phase of pregnancy, tumor resectability, and patient’s opinion in abortion. Patient counseling and education regarding the paucity of safety data cannot be overemphasized.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor; Pregnancy; Metastasis
Ikoma N, Harvin JA, Buryanek J, Lesslie DP. Treatment Strategy of Metastatic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in Pregnancy. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1125.