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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 1998 April;157(2):43-7

Copyright © 1998 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Palliative surgery of digestive tumors. Review of the literature

Maculotti L.

Azienda Ospedaliera, Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda - Milano, Divisione di Chirurgia Generale Andrea Ponti


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Digestive oncological surgery is palliative in 40%, in order to treat or to prevent an acute complication, to prolong and to improve the quality of life. In the esophagus the 5-year survival was 5%, in the stomach the median survival was 13-19 months, in the hepatic hilum neoplasm reached 1 year with external beam radiation, in the liver the 3-year survival was 7%, in the pancreas the median survival was 1 year and in the colorectal cancer the 5-year survival was 30-37%.

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