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From 1969 through 1984, 304 case of early gastric cancer (EGC) were resected. Nodal status was studied in 272 cases in which lymph node dissection was performed. The lymph nodes were negative for metastasis in 90% of the cases. In 7%, metastasis was noted in the Group 1 lymph nodes alone and in 3%, as far as the Group 2 nodes. But in no case were the Group(More)
Between 1972 and 1984, a total of 848 patients underwent gastrectomies for gastric cancer. One hundred and thirty-nine patients (16%) were aged 70 and over (elderly group), the remaining 709 being under 70 (control group). The operative morbidity and mortality rates were 29.5% and 4.3% in the elderly group, as compared with 23.0% and 1.8% in the controls.(More)
The prognosis of early gastric cancer (EGC) is generally excellent, however, EGC is not an exception to recurrence. In order to know what type of EGC is liable to recur, long-term results were studied in 304 cases of resection. The cumulative 10-year survival rate was poorer in patients with positive lymph nodes than in those with negative nodes (52.8 +/-(More)
Three hundred and seventy-four cases of early gastric cancer in which invasion was limited to within the submucosa have been resected in our hospital during the past 15 years. The incidence of early gastric cancer was 31% among the total of 1,214 cases of gastric cancer operated on. There were 37 cases with multiple lesions and 5 cases with insufficient(More)
A 42-yr-old woman presented with multiple carcinoid tumors in her stomach and a markedly elevated serum gastrin level. Total gastrectomy was performed, and 22 small carcinoid tumors were found in the gastric fundus and body. A high serum gastrin level was revealed in the gastric drainage veins; still more gastrin was detected in the carcinoid tumors by the(More)
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) was performed in 110 patients with gastric cancer to examine the depth of cancer invasion. The normal gastric wall has a five-layer structure on EUS. In 19 lesions, changes on EUS were limited to the first and/or second layers, suggesting that invasion was limited within the mucosa. In 91 lesions, changes were evident in the(More)
From January 1979 through December 1986, 239 patients underwent total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. In 94 patients esophagojejunostomy was performed with the EEA stapler and in 145 patients hand sutures were employed. Operating time (mean +/- SD) was 288 +/- 60 minutes in the stapled group and 306 +/- 75 minutes in the sutured group (p less than 0.05).(More)
Of 1,211 gastric cancer patients who underwent operations, 196 (16%) had cancers extending to the adjacent organs. Palliative procedures were performed in 66 (34%), and gastrectomies in 130 (66%). Operative mortality for the former was 6% (4/66), but was 0% for the latter. Among 130 gastrectomized patients 91 (70%) underwent combined resections of the(More)
A 42-year-old man with cardiac lipoma of the anterior tricuspid leaflet is reported. He had a chief complaint of epigastric discomfort, and a pansystolic murmur was heard at the left sternal border in the 4th intercostal space. Two-dimensional echocardiography disclosed a mobile high density stalkless mass having several areas of low density.(More)
Thirty-three patients with primary gastric lymphoma over a period of 32 years were studied. Endoscopic findings indicated that there were many cases of multiple lymphoma in the stomach, or with extensive tumor-infiltration, and that it was necessary to carefully inspect the entire stomach to determine the scope of resection and improve diagnostic accuracy.(More)