Prognostic analysis of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors: a single unit experience with surgical treatment of primary disease.

@article{Cao2010PrognosticAO,
  title={Prognostic analysis of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors: a single unit experience with surgical treatment of primary disease.},
  author={Hui Cao and Yun Zhang and Ming Wang and Dan-ping Shen and Zhi-yong Sheng and Xing-zhi Ni and Zhi-Yong Wu and Qiang Liu and Yan-ying Shen and Yan-Yan Song},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={131-6}
}
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the most common type of mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, is a recently recognized tumor. The biological behavior of GIST is highly variable. Surgical resection remains the major treatment for GIST. In this study we retrospectively analyzed our surgical experience with 181 GIST patients to determine the effects of the treatment and the pathological features and prognosis factors of these GIST patients. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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