[Endoscopic ultrasound in the preoperative staging of gastric cancer: correlation with the surgical and/or pathological findings].

Abstract

BACKGROUND Gastric adenocarcinoma is the major cause of death by cancer in Brazil. For the planning of the treatment and evaluation of the prognosis, the preoperative staging according to the TNM classification is very important. AIM To evaluate the results of endoscopic ultrasound for the T and N categories. METHODS We examined 30 patients with gastric… (More)

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