Transvaginal Resection of a Rectal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: A Case Report

Marta M. Ferreira, Narcisa Guimaraes, Ines Bolais Monica, Simone Oliveira, Daniela Pato Pais, Sara Andrade, Nuno Azenha, Raquel Dias, Isabel Borges, Jose Valente Cecilio


Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are a type of mesenchymal tumors. They are rare in rectum. This location is a surgical challenge due to the high morbidity after aggressive surgeries. We present the case of an 81-year-old female with a high-grade GIST treated with transvaginal excision and adjunctive therapy with imatinib. The postoperative period was uneventful without anal dysfunction. Within the types of surgical treatment available, transvaginal excision is an acceptable procedure in lesions located in the rectovaginal region.

J Med Cases. 2021;12(2):57-60


Gastrointestinal stromal tumor; Rectum; Transvaginal resection

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