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gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach: the role of laparoscopic resection. single- centre experience of 38 cases

Mario Valle, Orietta Federici, Fabio Carboni, Silvia Carpano, Michele Benedetti, Alfredo Garofalo
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic resection is considered the gold standard of treatment only for small gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and September 2012, 38 consecutive gastric GISTs were operated on by laparoscopic approach, without conversions. Thirty-five cases were primary GISTs and three were bleeding GISTs with hepatic metastases non-responding to conservative therapy treated by emergency surgery. RESULTS: Median tumor size was 3...
March 2014: Surgical Endoscopy
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