Surgical outcomes in patients with T4 gastric carcinoma.

  title={Surgical outcomes in patients with T4 gastric carcinoma.},
  author={Chikara Kunisaki and Hirotoshi Akiyama and Masato Nomura and Goro Matsuda and Yuichi Otsuka and Hidetaka Andrew Ono and Yutaka Nagahori and Masazumi Takahashi and Fumihiko Kito and Hiroshi Shimada},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={202 2},
BACKGROUND There is controversy about the best therapeutic surgical approach for treatment of patients with T4 gastric cancer. STUDY DESIGN We used univariate and multivariate analyses to review the surgical outcomes and prognostic factors of 117 patients who underwent surgery for T4 gastric carcinoma. RESULTS Curative resection was performed in 38 (32.4%) patients, with the pancreas being the most frequently resected organ. The 5-year survival rate was 16.0% and the median survival time… CONTINUE READING

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