Outcome of unresected gastric cancer after laparoscopic diagnosis of peritoneal carcinomatosis.

@article{Osorio2008OutcomeOU,
  title={Outcome of unresected gastric cancer after laparoscopic diagnosis of peritoneal carcinomatosis.},
  author={Javier Carbonell Carlos A. Osorio and Joaqu{\'i}n Rodr{\'i}guez-Santiago and Eva Erice Mu{\~n}oz and Josep Maria Camps and Enrique Veloso and Constancio Marco},
  journal={Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={294-7}
}
BACKGROUND Most gastric adenocarcinomas in western countries are locally advanced, and these tumours are often associated with metastatic spread at the time of diagnosis. It is controversial whether palliative surgery can improve symptom control in gastric cancer patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. OBJECTIVE To determine the need of palliative procedures and survival in patients affected by gastric cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis managed without resection. Methods and materials… CONTINUE READING

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