Preoperative endoscopic ultrasound can predict the risk of recurrence after operation for gastric carcinoma.

@article{Smith1993PreoperativeEU,
  title={Preoperative endoscopic ultrasound can predict the risk of recurrence after operation for gastric carcinoma.},
  author={James W. Smith and Murray F. Brennan and Jose F Botet and Hans Gerdes and Charles J. Lightdale},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1993},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={2380-5}
}
PURPOSE Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has been shown to determine accurately the depth of invasion of the stomach wall in gastric carcinoma. We undertook this study to determine if T (tumor) stage as determined by EUS correlated with recurrence after resection and could be used to identify patients preoperatively at high risk for recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the surgical pathology and obtained follow-up data from the first 50 patients who underwent preoperative EUS for… CONTINUE READING

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