Prognostic impact of resection margin involvement after extended (D2/D3) gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer: a 15-year experience at a single institute.

@article{Cho2007PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic impact of resection margin involvement after extended (D2/D3) gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer: a 15-year experience at a single institute.},
  author={Byoung Chul Cho and Hei-Cheul Jeung and Hye Jin Choi and Sun Young Rha and Woo Jin Hyung and Jae Ho Cheong and Sung Hoon Noh and Hyun Cheol Chung},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={461-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate whether microscopic positive margins are detrimental to the outcome of gastric cancer patients treated with extended (D2/3) gastrectomy. METHODS Among 2,740 consecutive patients who had undergone extended gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer between January 1987 and December 2002, 49 patients (1.8%) had positive resection margins on final histology. RESULTS Among 49 patients, 29 (59.2%) had proximal involved margins and… CONTINUE READING