Systemic chemotherapy does not increase the risk of gastrointestinal perforation.

@article{Asmis2007SystemicCD,
  title={Systemic chemotherapy does not increase the risk of gastrointestinal perforation.},
  author={Timothy R . Asmis and Marinela Capanu and David Paul Kelsen and Manish Shah},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={2006-8}
}
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal perforation is a rare complication of gastric cancer. Although there is the perception of chemotherapy aggravating the perforation risk, the rate of perforation in patients with gastric cancer receiving chemotherapy is unknown. This study describes the incidence and clinical course of patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) carcinoma who experience a perforation while receiving chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of patients with gastric… CONTINUE READING

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