Is 'second look surgery' justified in suspected recurrences of cancer of the stomach?


A series of 23 patients with suspected recurrent disease following 'curative' resection for gastric carcinoma was submitted to further laparotomy (24 operations). Three patients were found to have hopeless dissemination, 10 had palliative procedures performed which relieved their dysphagia, vomiting and jaundice, 4 had recurrences resected and 1 had a… (More)


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