Laparoscopic resection for gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach.

  title={Laparoscopic resection for gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach.},
  author={Mikihito Nakamori and Makoto Iwahashi and Masaki Nakamura and Katsuyoshi Tabuse and Kazunari Mori and Katsutoshi Taniguchi and Yozo Aoki and Hiroki Yamaue},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={196 3},
BACKGROUND We reviewed our experience with primary gastrointestinal tumors (GISTs) after surgical treatment. METHODS Between 1998 and 2003, 56 patients who underwent surgical treatment for primary GIST of the stomach were enrolled in this study. Statistical analyses of the risk factors for recurrence were assessed. RESULTS The proportion of cases undergoing laparoscopic surgery was 25 of 56 (44%) in these retrospective data. The site of recurrence was only the liver in all cases. These… CONTINUE READING

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