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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Ophthalmic Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2016;1(1):1125.Case Report | Open Access

Treatment Strategy of Metastatic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in Pregnancy

Ikoma N, Harvin JA, Buryanek J and Lesslie DP

Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA

*Correspondance to: Naruhiko Ikoma 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1125


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

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Ikoma N, Harvin JA, Buryanek J, Lesslie DP. Treatment Strategy of Metastatic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in Pregnancy. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1125.

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