A gasless laparoscopic technique of wide excision for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor versus open method

@inproceedings{Lee2013AGL,
  title={A gasless laparoscopic technique of wide excision for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor versus open method},
  author={Po-chu Lee and Peng-Sheng Lai and C. Yang and Chiung-Nien Chen and I R Lai and Ming-Tsan Lin},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Traditional open surgery for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) requires a long incision. Moreover, the gas-filling laparoscopic technique used in GIST surgery still has its limitations. Therefore, we developed a gasless laparoscopic (GL) surgery for GIST and compared it with traditional open surgery. METHODS Between October 2007 and September 2009, 62 GIST patients in the National Taiwan University Hospital received wide excisions. Of these 62 patients, 30 underwent the new… CONTINUE READING