Extensive gastrectomy and carbon-adsorbed mitomycin C for gastric cancer with peritoneal metastases. Case reports of survivors and their implications.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS Extensive gastrectomy, defined as gastrectomy with complete omentectomy and extended lymphadenectomy, improves the survival of gastric cancer patients with peritoneal metastases, even though peritoneal metastasis is considered the end-stage of cancer. MMC-CH, a new dosage formulation of mitomycin C, extended the survival of rabbits with… (More)

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