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Table 2 Baseline clinicopathologic characteristics of 145 patients who underwent surgical resection for gastric GISTs

From: Two staging systems for gastrointestinal stromal tumors in the stomach: which is better?

  No. of patients (%)
Median age, years (range) 59 (4–79)
Sex, n (%)
 Male 64 (44.1)
 Female 81 (55.9)
Tumor location, n (%)  
 Upper third 81 (55.9)
 Middle third 52 (35.9)
 Lower third 12 (8.3)
Median tumor size, cm (range) 3.1 (0.7–26)
Tumor size (cm), n (%)
  ≤ 2 29 (20.0)
  > 2, ≤5 91 (62.8)
  > 5, ≤10 17 (11.7)
  > 10 8 (5.5)
Mitotic count (per 50 high-power fields), n (%)
  ≤ 5 98 (67.6)
  > 5, ≤10 25 (17.2)
  > 10 22 (15.2)
Histologic subtype, n (%)
 Spindle type 130 (89.7)
 Epithelioid type 13 (9.0)
 Mixed type 2 (1.4)
Operative method, n (%)
 Laparoscopic surgery 86 (59.3)
 Open surgery 59 (40.7)