Laparoscopic vs open resection of gastric stromal tumors

  title={Laparoscopic vs open resection of gastric stromal tumors},
  author={Brent David Matthews and R. Matthew Walsh and Kent W. Kercher and Ronald F Sing and Broc L Pratt and G. A. Answini and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques},
Gastric stromal tumors are rare neoplasms that may be benign or malignant. Given that malignant gastric stromal tumors rarely involve lymph nodes and require excision with negative margins, they appear amendable to laparoscopic excision. There are few reports of laparoscopic resection, and no comparisons have been done between laparoscopic and open surgery. This study compares the relative efficacy of the two approaches. Between May 1994 and December 2000, 33 patients underwent 35 operations… CONTINUE READING