TITLE

Endoscopic enucleation of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach: Report of five cases

AUTHOR(S)
Katoh, Toshio; Itoh, Yoshiyuki; Mohri, Tomomi; Suzuki, Hiroshi; Lambert, Rene
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
World Journal of Gastroenterology;4/28/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 16, p2609
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the stomach was treated by endoscopic enucleation in fi ve patients. They were three men and two woman, aged 36-56 years. Tumors located in the cardia were completely enucleated endoscopically without any serious complication. The largest diameter of removed tumors ranged from 1.2 to 2.5 cm. Histopathological diagnosis was GIST with low risk of malignancy (mitotic index < 5/50 high power field) in all cases. The patients were disease-free for 10.5-42.2 mo after endoscopic enucleation.
ACCESSION #
32582936

 

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