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Table 3 Long-term outcomes 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 follow-up duration, month (range) 44 (6–144)
Recurrence, n (%)
 Yes 9 (6.2)
 No 136 (93.8)
Recurrence sitea, n (%)
 Liver 5 (45.5)
 Peritoneum 3 (27.3)
 Spleen 2 (18.2)
 Operation site 1 (9.1)
Recurrence according to NIH consensus criteria
 Very low 0/25 (0)
 Low 0/65 (0)
 Intermediate 3/23 (13.0)
 High 6/33 (18.2)
Recurrence according to 7th UICC/AJCC TNM staging system
 I 1/96 (1.0)
 II 3/34 (8.8)
 IIIA 4/10 (40)
 IIIB 1/5 (20)
  1. a11 recurrent lesions were observed in 9 patients