Is extended lymph node dissection necessary for gastric cancer in elderly patients?

@article{Eguchi2000IsEL,
  title={Is extended lymph node dissection necessary for gastric cancer in elderly patients?},
  author={Teruo Eguchi and Yu Takahashi and Masahito Ikarashi and Mitsuko Kasahara and Masashi Fujii},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={2000},
  volume={166 12},
  pages={949-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome after limited and extended gastric resections to find out whether extended lymph node dissection is indicated for gastric cancer in elderly patients. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital, Japan. SUBJECTS 182 patients over 75 years of age with gastric cancer who had gastric resections from 1980 to 1995. INTERVENTIONS 161 patients had limited lymph node dissection (limited group) and 21 had extended lymph node dissection (extended group… CONTINUE READING

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