The efficacy of gastrectomy for large gastric cancer

  title={The efficacy of gastrectomy for large gastric cancer},
  author={Osamu Kobayashi and Akira Tsuburaya and Takaki Yoshikawa and Tomohiko Osaragi and Hitoshi Murakami and Tatsuya Yoshida and Motonori Sairenji},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Oncology},
Large gastric cancer (LGC) is frequently associated with extended disease, and the role of surgical resection has been debated. We investigated the efficacy of surgical treatment for LGC. The size of LGC was defined as 8 cm or greater. Four hundred and fifteen patients with LGC who underwent gastrectomy were included. The clinicopathological features, the status of the residual tumor, the incidence and patterns of relapse, and the survival were analyzed. Macroscopically, diffuse-type tumors… CONTINUE READING
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