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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2002 June;48(2):195-8

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Gastric cancer. New frontiers in surgical therapy

Fronda G. R., Garino M., Bertotti E., Marchigiano E., Avagnina G.


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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.

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