Choices of surgical approaches for gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach: laparoscopic versus open resection.

@article{Wan2012ChoicesOS,
  title={Choices of surgical approaches for gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach: laparoscopic versus open resection.},
  author={P. N. Wan and Chao Yan and Chen Li and Min Yan and Zheng Gang Zhu},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={243-50}
}
AIMS The aim of this study is to explore the optimal surgical approach for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the stomach in terms of the perioperative outcomes and long-term relapse-free survival. METHODS From January 2004 to July 2011, 156 patients who underwent either laparoscopic (LAP group, n = 68) or open surgery (OPEN group, n = 88) were included in the final analysis following the eligibility criteria. RESULTS Clinicopathological characteristics of the selected patients were… CONTINUE READING
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