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Laparoscopic wedge resection of gastric submucosal tumors.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
19–23
Identifiers
PMID: 10872521
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors. Submucosal tumors (SMTs) of the stomach can be resected using laparoscopic techniques. Between 1993 and 1997, laparoscopic wedge resection was performed in 34 patients with an SMT of the stomach. The tumors ranged from 8 to 60 mm in diameter. All surgical margins were clear. The average operative time was 131 minutes. Most of the patients began eating on the first postoperative day and were discharged within 5 to 7 days. Histopathologic examination of the tumors showed gastrointestinal stromal tumor (n = 14), ectopic pancreas (n = 7), leiomyosarcoma (n = 4), schwannoma (n = 3), carcinoid (n = 2), leiomyoma (n = 2), an inflammatory lesion caused by parasites (n = 1), and cyst (n = 1). No recurrences were observed over the 5-year follow-up period. A solid SMT of the stomach larger than 20 mm in diameter can be treated using laparoscopic wedge resection.

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