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Abstract | Full HTML Article | PDF ecancer 11 760 / DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2017.760

Case Report

Resection of rectal GIST using a novel technique: a report of two cases

Rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are uncommon tumours and usually present with large sizes. We present two cases of rectal GIST. Imatinib was used in the setting of neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy. Both tumours were resected transanally by the transanal endoscopic operation (TEO) platform. Oncosurgeons are recommended to implement sphincter-sparing surgeries for these cases.

Keywords: rectal tumour, GIST, TEO, imatinib, transanal

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