Surgical strategies for gastric cancer with synchronous peritoneal carcinomatosis.

@article{Gretschel2006SurgicalSF,
  title={Surgical strategies for gastric cancer with synchronous peritoneal carcinomatosis.},
  author={Stephan Gretschel and Robert S. Siegel and Lope Estev{\'e}z-Schwarz and Michael H{\"u}nerbein and Ulrike Schneider and Peter M. Schlag},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={93 12},
  pages={
          1530-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer frequently spreads to the peritoneal cavity. Whether laparoscopy is useful in planning therapy remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of laparoscopy and to develop a therapeutic algorithm. METHODS Six hundred and sixty consecutive patients with gastric cancer were included in this prospective observational study. The sensitivity of abdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) and laparoscopy for detecting peritoneal… CONTINUE READING
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