J Minim Invasive Surg.  2019 Sep;22(3):89-90. 10.7602/jmis.2019.22.3.89.

Factors Affecting the Length of Hospitalization after Laparoscopic Resection of Gastric Subepithelial Tumor

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. cutdowngs@naver.com

Abstract

A subepithelial tumor (SET) is a common disease of the stomach. A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), which has malignant potential, is the most common tumor among SETs. The definite treatment of SETs of the stomach should be a complete resection; thus, a laparoscopic wedge resection has been the standard treatment for SET of the stomach. The surgical and oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic wedge resections for gastric GIST have shown it to be safe and feasible compared to open surgery. The authors reported that small sized SET and tumor located in areas other than the posterior wall can be a candidate for shorter hospitalization. The critical pathway (CP) and new therapeutic options can be helpful for reducing the hospital stay. On the other hand, it is important not to overlook the fatal complications after discharge.

Keyword

Laparoscopy; Stomach; Gastrointestinal stromal tumor; Hospitalization

MeSH Terms

Critical Pathways
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Hand
Hospitalization*
Laparoscopy
Length of Stay
Stomach
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