Has the Accuracy of Preoperative Diagnosis Improved in Cases of Early-stage Gastric Cancer?

@article{Tsujimoto2010HasTA,
  title={Has the Accuracy of Preoperative Diagnosis Improved in Cases of Early-stage Gastric Cancer?},
  author={Hironori Tsujimoto and Hidekazu Sugasawa and Satoshi Ono and Takashi Ichikura and J Jeremy Yamamoto and Kazuo Hase},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={1840-1846}
}
Adequate preoperative evaluation for gastric cancer staging is essential to develop an individualized treatment strategy involving surgery with reduced lymphadenectomy and laparoscopic gastrectomy. A total of 509 gastric cancer patients with clinical Stage IA or IB disease were divided into two groups: 304 patients were admitted in 2000 or earlier (Group A), and 205 patients were admitted in 2001, when multidetector computed tomography (MD-CT) was available, or later (Group B). We evaluated the… CONTINUE READING

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