Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor: clinicopathological characteristics, surgical outcomes, long term survival and predictors for adverse outcomes.

@article{Yang2013DuodenalGS,
  title={Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor: clinicopathological characteristics, surgical outcomes, long term survival and predictors for adverse outcomes.},
  author={Feng Yang and C. -Q. Jin and Zunguo Du and Sabin Subedi and Yongjian Jiang and Ji Li and Yang Di and Zhongwen Zhou and Feng Tang and Deliang Fu},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={206 3},
  pages={360-7}
}
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) occur rarely in the duodenum. Because of their low incidence, data on long-term survival and prognostic factors are limited. The aims of this study were to present the authors' experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease and to evaluate long-term surgical outcomes. METHODS Clinical data from 22 consecutive patients with duodenal GISTs surgically managed from May 1999 to August 2011 were retrospectively studied. A pooled… CONTINUE READING