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Surgery is currently the only potentially curative treatment for gastric cancer. Since the inception of the gastrectomy for cancer of the stomach, there has been debate over the bounds of surgical therapy, balancing potential long-term survival with perioperative morbidity and mortality. This review delineates the current role of surgery in preoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate surgical procedures performed with palliative intent. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA There is a paucity of outcomes data necessary to allow sound surgical decision-making and informed consent for palliative procedures. METHODS Procedures to palliate symptoms of advanced cancer were identified prospectively from all(More)
AIM To assess nutritional recovery, particularly regarding feeding jejunostomy tube (FJT) utilization, following upper gastrointestinal resection for malignancy. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of a prospectively-maintained database of adult patients who underwent esophagectomy or gastrectomy (subtotal or total) for cancer with curative(More)
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