ABSTRACT: To investigate the risk factors and surgical treatment of recurrent gastrointestinal stromal tumors in the rectum.
The clinical data of 24 cases,admitted to our hospital, were analyzed retrospectively. The possible risk factors were tested by chi(2)-test. The resectable rate and recurrent rate of recurrent cases were compared with the first-treated cases.
The tumors with biggest diameter >or=3 cm and high invasive risk had higher recurrent rates (chi(2)=4.874, P=0.027, chi(2)=6.659, P=0.010). The resectable rate of recurrent gastrointestinal stromal tumors in rectum was 64.3% (9/14), which was significantly lower than that of first-treated ones (23/24) (chi(2)=6.618, P=0.010). There was no significant difference of recurrent rate between the recurrent group and the first-treated group (chi(2)=1.459, P>0.05).
The size and invasive risk of tumor are associated with the recurrent rate of gastrointestinal stromal tumors in rectum. The resectable rate of recurrent gastrointestinal stromal tumors in rectum is significantly lower than that of first-treated ones, but recurrent rates are similar in the 2 groups.
Zhonghua wei chang wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of gastrointestinal surgery 12/2008; 11(6):545-7.