Endoscopic ligation and resection for the treatment of small EUS-suspected gastric GI stromal tumors.

@article{Huang2010EndoscopicLA,
  title={Endoscopic ligation and resection for the treatment of small EUS-suspected gastric GI stromal tumors.},
  author={W Huang and Chun-Lung Feng and H. F. Lai and Cheng-Ju Yu and Jen-Wei Chou and Cheng-Yuan Peng and Mei-Du Yang and I-Ping Chiang},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1076-81}
}
BACKGROUND GI stromal tumors (GISTs), with their potential for malignant transformation, are usually treated by surgical intervention. Endoscopic treatment remains controversial. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate clinical outcomes associated with use of endoscopic ligation and resection for diagnosis and treatment of small EUS-suspected gastric GISTs. DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS Eight patients with submucosal gastric tumors… CONTINUE READING

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