Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are morphologically spindle cell, epithelioid, or occasionally pleomorphic mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.
Signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal tumor include presence of abdominal mass (which may be an incidental finding in endoscopy), gastrointestinal bleeding, hemoperitoneum, anemia and gastrointestinal perforation.
Disease-free survival (DFS) at 3 years was comparable between patients with locally advanced gastric cancer who underwent laparoscopic distal gastrectomy and open distal gastrectomy, pointing to the noninferiority of the laparoscopic procedure to the open one, according to the CLASS-01* study.
Mortality, length of stay (LOS) and hospital charges are significantly higher in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients with fractures, a recent study has shown. These findings are also associated with increased infection, bleeding and poorer wound healing.