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MINERVA GASTROENTEROLOGICA E DIETOLOGICA
A Journal on Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Dietetics
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2002 June;48(2):195-8
Gastric cancer. New frontiers in surgical therapy
Fronda G. R., Garino M., Bertotti E., Marchigiano E., Avagnina G.
The authors compare their experience in the surgical treatment of gastric carcinoma with the literature and point out that therapeutic value of a wide gastric resection and adequate lymphadenectomy can improve a 5-year survival without increasing mortality and morbidity. In an 8-year experience in 258 patients with gastric carcinoma, 249 underwent operation, 139 with curative intention. Wide gastric resection proved to be effective and safer than elective total gastrectomy, and D2-lymphadenectomy showed the same morbidity of D1 and seems to offer a better 5-year survival. Extended resections for gastric cancer, that result in simultaneous pancreatectomy, splenectomy, hesophagectomy, resection of the colon and hepatectomy, do not show significant improvement of the survival.