Intra-Operative Resuscitation of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

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We present a case of a 67-year-old female with a Past Medical History of Systolic heart failure, Coronary Artery Disease presenting for a 9 cm GIS Tumor resection. Gastrointestinal Tumors are friable and may be adjacent to the Inferior Vena Cava or Aorta, making resection of the tumor difficult with potential for significant blood loss, and this patient was no exception. Successful resuscitation first begins with early communication with surgical team that voices early blood loss and initiating measures to gain more invasive access such a central line catheter and gauge efforts using second-by-second hemodynamic monitoring via an arterial line.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 8-12, 2021.