Current status and progress of laparoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach
Complete surgical resection has been considered to be the main treatment method for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the stomach. With the development of the surgical techniques and devices and the popularity of minimally invasive procedures, more and more cases of laparoscopic gastric GIST resection and relevant studies were reported. Meanwhile, the relative advantages and drawbacks of laparoscopic treatment of gastric GIST were also described in some respects. In this paper, the authors briefly address the issues concerning laparoscopic surgical treatment of gastric GIST based on recent literature review.