Clinicopathological characteristics of gastric carcinoma in young patients
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between the biological behavior and prognostic factors in treating gastric cancer of young persons by various surgical methods. METHODS 89 young patients with gastric cancer aged 35 years or less were analyzed. RESULTS The resectable rate was 73.0% (65/89), radical resectable rate 48.3% (43/89), and palliative resectable rate 24.7% (22/89). The 5-year survival rate was 24.7% (22/89) and 48.8% (21/43) for the radical group. Biological characteristics included infiltrated, diffused growth, lymph node metastasis, female predominance. CONCLUSIONS The biological behavior of gastric cancer in young persons is poor. Early management gastric cancer and radical operation combined with complex treatment are essential.