Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors and Leiomyosarcoma of the Abdomen and Retroperitoneum: A Clinical Comparison

@article{Clary2001GastrointestinalST,
  title={Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors and Leiomyosarcoma of the Abdomen and Retroperitoneum: A Clinical Comparison},
  author={Bryan M. Clary and Ronald P. DeMatteo and Jonathan J. Lewis and Denis K. C. Leung and Murray F. Brennan},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={290-299}
}
Introduction: The present study was undertaken to define the clinical differences between leiomyosarcomas (LMS) occurring within the abdomen and retroperitoneum and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). Methods: It was a retrospective, single-institution review of patients treated for intra-abdominal and retroperitoneal GIST and LMS from July 1, 1982 through August 1, 1999. Results: A total of 561 patients, 239 with GIST and 322 with LMS, were identified. Patients with GIST were older, with a… CONTINUE READING