Robotic wedge resection for gastric GIST
February 16, 2014
The stomach is the most common site for the development of gastrointestinal stromal tumours. The minimally invasive procedure is debated and must be evaluated based on the risk of breakage and fragmentation of the neoplasm. Actually, the use of the robotic system has become progressively common as an approach for benign and malignant stomach diseases. The robotic system, in centres with expertise in minimally invasive surgery, may be an option that allows improving surgical accuracy and safety in patients with GISTs that require technical accuracy.