Results of surgery for obstructing carcinomatosis of gastrointestinal, pancreatic, or biliary origin.

@article{Turnbull1989ResultsOS,
  title={Results of surgery for obstructing carcinomatosis of gastrointestinal, pancreatic, or biliary origin.},
  author={Alan D M Turnbull and Jos{\'e} Guerra and H. Fletcher Starnes},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1989},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={381-6}
}
Results of operation for obstructing carcinomatosis of gastrointestinal (GI), pancreatic, or biliary origin were reviewed to assess relief of symptoms, management of re-obstruction, and duration of hospitalization. A retrospective review (1977 to 1986) identified 89 patients, 59 (66%) of whom had tumors originating in the colon, and 19 (21%) in the stomach. Normal bowel function was restored for a median of 102 days in 66 patients (74%) and all but four (94%) were discharged. Forty-one (46… CONTINUE READING

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