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Laparoscopic wedge resection of gastric submucosal tumors.
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PMID:  12119518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of laparoscopic surgery for gastric submucosal tumor. METHODS: The records of 11 patients who underwent laparoscopic wedge resection (LR group) for gastric submucosal tumors were reviewed and compared with those of 8 patients who underwent open surgery (OS group). RESULTS: Mean operation time was 145 +/- 43 min in the LR group and 127 +/- 33 min in the OS group (p = 0.301). Mean blood loss was 97 +/- 107 and 107 +/- 47 g, respectively (p = 0.387). Patients in the LR group began walking 1.4 +/- 0.7 days after surgery, which was significantly earlier than those in the OS group (2.7 +/- 1.3 days, p = 0.021). The first flatus (1.5 +/- 0.5 vs. 3.1 +/- 0.6 days, respectively, p = 0.0004) and resumption of oral food intake (3.0 +/- 1.7 vs. 4.3 +/- 0.9 days, respectively, p = 0.020) were also earlier in the LR group. White blood cell count on the first postoperative day was lower (7,000 +/- 2,100 vs. 11,900 +/- 3,580/mm(3), respectively, p = 0.004) in the LR group than in the OS group, and the duration of fever (>38.0 degrees C; 0.1 +/- 0.3 vs. 0.9 +/- 0.8 days, respectively, p = 0.014) and the period of postoperative hospitalization (13.2 +/- 3.7 vs. 20.8 +/- 6.1 days, respectively, p = 0.014) were significantly shorter in the LR group than in the OS group. No complications occurred in either group. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic surgery was superior to open surgery in terms of postoperative recovery time with comparable operation time and blood loss. Laparoscopic wedge resection is a promising surgical alternative for the treatment of gastric submucosal tumors.
S Shimizu; H Noshiro; E Nagai; A Uchiyama; K Mizumoto; M Tanaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0253-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Surg     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-16     Completed Date:  2002-10-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501808     Medline TA:  Dig Surg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Kyushu University Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Loss, Surgical
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Stomach Neoplasms / surgery*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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