Salvage surgery for patients with recurrent gastrointestinal sarcoma: prognostic factors to guide patient selection.

@article{Mudan2000SalvageSF,
  title={Salvage surgery for patients with recurrent gastrointestinal sarcoma: prognostic factors to guide patient selection.},
  author={Satvinder S. Mudan and Kevin Christopher Conlon and James M. Woodruff and Jonathan J. Lewis and Murray F. Brennan},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={66-74}
}
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal sarcomas are rare stromal tumors and most are classifiable as malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumors. They have a high propensity for intraabdominal recurrence. It is unclear whether there is a survival advantage from reoperation for recurrent disease or if surgery should be confined to symptom relief. The authors have attempted to identify features that may allow the selection of patients most likely to benefit from reoperation. METHODS Retrospective univariate… CONTINUE READING
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