Extended surgical resection in T4 gastric cancer.

  title={Extended surgical resection in T4 gastric cancer.},
  author={I. B. Shchepotin and V A Chorny and Russell J. Nauta and Mohsen Shabahang and Robert R. Buras and Stephen R. T. Evans},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={175 2},
BACKGROUND Some physicians still consider invasion of adjacent organs by the carcinoma of stomach as a sign of incurable disease. METHODS This retrospective study has been done with particular reference to 353 T4 gastric cancer patients who underwent combined gastrectomies with adjacent organs. RESULTS Subtotal gastrectomy was performed in 237 (67.1%) patients and total gastrectomy was performed in 116 (32.9%) patients. Organs most commonly resected with the stomach were the transverse… CONTINUE READING


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