Follow-up of the Natural Course of the Small EUS-suspected Gastric Gastointestinal Stromal Tumors
Gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) less than 2 cm are usually followed up conservatively. However, little is known about the natural course of small GISTs. The goal of this study was to evaluate the clinical course of the small EUS-suspected gastric GISTs and to determine the size predicting subsequent progression with increased malignant potential.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Study Start Date:||January 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
EUS-suspected gastric GISTs
In this retrospective study, 50 patients with EUS-suspected gastric GISTs, less than 3 cm were enrolled and had EUS follow-up at least two times over a period of more than 24 months.