Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Incidentally Found After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Case Report


1 Colorectal Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran

2 Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran

3 Department of Surgery, Al-Karama Teaching Hospital, Medical College, Wasit University, Wasit, Iraq


Introduction One of unexpected and incidental pathologic reports in endoscopy is Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) with an incidence of 1.5/100000 annually and incidental pathologic finding during bariatric surgery as around 2% herein. Case Presentation We reported a 45-year-old female with morbid obesity for five years scheduled for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. During the operation, no mass was detected and postoperative pathology reported a GIST with positive report of CD117 and negative for S100. Discussion Laparoscopic resection of early stage gastric GIST is a useful approach and has become a proper technique in the recent years.