Gastric adenocarcinoma missed at endoscopy.

  title={Gastric adenocarcinoma missed at endoscopy.},
  author={Anish K. Amin and Harper Gilmour and Laura Graham and S. Paterson-Brown and John D. Terrace and Trevor J Crofts},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  volume={47 5},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The diagnosis of gastric cancer is based on histological confirmation at endoscopy with the emphasis on early detection to improve prognosis. The aims of this study were to identify the proportion of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma in whom the diagnosis was missed at first endoscopy and the subsequent delay which occurred before the histological diagnosis was established. METHODS Retrospective review of 137 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven gastric… CONTINUE READING

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