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Hosp Pract (1995). 2013 Apr;41(2):7-15. doi: 10.3810/hp.2013.04.1021. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

The management of gastrointestinal tract malignancies.

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Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. nal9029@med.cornell.edu

Abstract

Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for many patients with malignancies of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The coordination of patient care and timing of surgical intervention require a multidisciplinary approach. It is not unusual for GI malignancies to be discovered in a hospital setting; patients with these malignancies are frequently admitted and discharged from nonsurgical services. Therefore, it is imperative that all physicians involved in the care of patients with GI malignancies have knowledge regarding the workup and surgical treatment of GI tract lesions. This article is a brief overview of the workup and surgical management of malignancies of the GI tract.

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23545755
DOI:
10.3810/hp.2013.04.1021
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