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Robot-assisted laparoscopic excision of a pelvic extragastrointestinal stromal tumor: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21703050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 61-year-old male presented with long standing urinary frequency and the sensation of incomplete emptying. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a 9.5 cm x 7.9 cm x 6.9 cm pelvic mass behind the bladder and abutting the rectum. The mass was excised using a robotic-assisted laparoscopic approach. Pathologic examination of the mass demonstrated an extragastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST), an extremely rare entity. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first EGIST to be found in the rectovesicular pouch of a male and the first to be resected robotically. Our case adds to the understanding of EGISTs and their possible origin and demonstrates that robotic-assisted resection of large pelvic masses can be safe and potentially curative.
Authors:
Joshua M Liao; Wesley A Mayer; Moses M Kim; Richard E Link
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of urology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1195-9479     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Urol     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9515842     Medline TA:  Can J Urol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5731-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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