Laparoscopic versus open resection of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

  title={Laparoscopic versus open resection of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors.},
  author={Laleh G Melstrom and Joseph D. Phillips and David J. Bentrem and Jeffrey D. Wayne},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  volume={35 5},
OBJECTIVES Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. There is some controversy as to the effectiveness and feasibility of laparoscopic versus open resection of these tumors. We hypothesized that laparoscopic resection of gastric GISTs would offer better perioperative outcomes compared with the traditional open approach. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of all GISTs treated at a tertiary care urban teaching… CONTINUE READING
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