Obesity Surgery (2018) 28:1785–1786 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3234-8 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Be Awake Before, During, and After a Bariatric Procedure 1 1 1 1 Tuna Bilecik & Faruk Karateke & Suleyman Cetinkunar & Tevfik Tolga Sahin Published online: 8 April 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 The annual incidence of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) Reports of incidentally found GISTs during bariatric sur- has been observed to be higher in obese patients undergoing gery are few . In this letter, we aimed to describe an asymp- bariatric surgery (0.6–0.8%) in comparison to general popu- tomatic GIST case incidentally found during in a cohort of lation (0.0006 to 0.0015%) as stated in the previous studies morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gas- [1–3]. Lack of clinical symptoms and findings on preoperative trectomy (LSG) in a single institution. Our hospital, as a high- upper esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD) makes its diag- volume center for bariatric and metabolic surgery in Turkey, nosis difficult in bariatric population. As expected, this is not we perform nearly 300 LSG per year. surprising considering that the tumors were found on the se- Fifty-six-year-old male with obesity (body mass index rosal
Obesity Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 8, 2018
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