Early postoperative anastomotic hemorrhage after gastrectomy for gastric cancer

  title={Early postoperative anastomotic hemorrhage after gastrectomy for gastric cancer},
  author={Yutaka Tanizawa and Etsuro Bando and Taiichi Kawamura and Masanori Tokunaga and Hiroyuki Ono and Masanori Terashima},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
Postoperative anastomotic hemorrhage is a relatively rare complication, but it is lethal if not treated immediately. Of 1400 patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy between September 2002 and December 2007, postoperative anastomotic hemorrhage was observed in 6 patients. The surgical procedures, bleeding sites, methods of hemostasis, and clinical courses of these 6 patients were analyzed. Of the 1400 patients, 878, 72, and 450 underwent distal, proximal, and total gastrectomy… CONTINUE READING


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