Clinical Challenges in Colorectal Surgery: Rectal GIST

EP. 586Jan. 16, 202337:35
You are faced with a patient complaining of pelvic fullness. On DRE, you feel a submucosal bulge without palpating a tumour in the lumen. A CT scan confirms a pelvic mass. The biopsy reveals a spindle cell type gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) positive for CD117. 

Join Dr. Carole Richard, Dr. François Dagbert and Dr. Maher Al Khaldi in their conversation about the diagnosis and management of rectal GIST. 

Learning objectives 

-       To explain the origin of rectal GISTs
-       To recognize the prognostic factors associated with rectal GISTs
-       To understand the management of rectal GISTs in the era of Imatinib 
-       To list the surgical approaches for rectal GIST resection

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