Gastric cancer in pregnancy: do pregnancy, age or female sex alter the prognosis? Case reports and review.

@article{Jaspers1999GastricCI,
  title={Gastric cancer in pregnancy: do pregnancy, age or female sex alter the prognosis? Case reports and review.},
  author={V K Jaspers and Anton Gillessen and K. Quakernack},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={13-22}
}
The coincidence of gastric cancer and pregnancy is a rare event. By literature research of the last three decades only 31 cases from outside Japan were identified including two own patients. The analysis of these and another 61 cases from Japan revealed the same predominance of poorly differentiated diffuse carcinomas with peritoneal and lymphatic metastases as in other young patients (<40 years). The survival rate is not obviously affected by pregnancy, young age or female sex. Experimental… CONTINUE READING
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