Long-term outcome of laparoscopic wedge resection for gastric submucosal tumor compared with open wedge resection.

@article{Ishikawa2006LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcome of laparoscopic wedge resection for gastric submucosal tumor compared with open wedge resection.},
  author={Koichi B Ishikawa and Masafumi Inomata and Tsuyoshi Etoh and Akio Shiromizu and Norio Shiraishi and Tsuyoshi Arita and Seigo Kitano},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={82-5}
}
Little is known about the outcomes of laparoscopic wedge resection (LWR) in comparison with conventional open wedge resection (OWR) for gastric submucosal tumor. Outcomes of 21 patients who underwent LWR (n = 14) or OWR (n = 7) for gastric submucosal tumor between 1993 and 2004 were investigated. We compared the short-term and long-term operative results between the 2 groups. LWR showed several advantages over OWR for gastric submucosal tumor: less blood loss, lower fever on day 1, lower… CONTINUE READING