[Is splenectomy "en principe" necessary for radical gastrectomy with systematic lymphadenectomy?].

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SUMMARY In order to screen the necessity of splenectomy "en principe" we evaluated all patients suffering from gastric carcinoma between Jan. 1988--Apr. 1993 retrospectively. In total a group of 318 patients were treated and from these 261 patients were operated (resection rate 82%). In 30% of the patients (77 pat.) we performed a subtotal distal… (More)

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