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Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2012 Apr-Jun;116(2):369-74.

[Investigations for assessing some features suggestive of gastric cancer].

[Article in Romanian]

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Universităţii de Medicină şi Farmacie "Grigore T. Popa" Iaşi.

Abstract

AIM:

Based on new data, this investigation aimed at emphasizing the importance and the medical and socio-economic implications of an early diagnosis in gastric cancer.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

The study included a series of 77 patients with gastric cancer admitted and treated at the surgical department of the Moineşti Municipal Emergency Hospital in the interval 2000-2010. Patients' data were obtained by clinical-epidemiological inquiry, laboratory and imaging investigations, and official statistical reports. Epidemiological and statistic-mathematical methods were used to process and interpret the collected data.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

Hemoglobin and hematocrit levels as well as the presence of anti-Helicobacter pylori antibodies were determined by laboratory tests. Barium sulfate X-ray examination was performed in 52% of our patients; endoscopy concurrent with the histo-pathological examination of gastric biopsy samples showed that most tumors were of vegetative and ulcerative type, being prevalently located in the antropyloric area and lesser gastric curvature. Computer tomography proved to be the method of choice for tumor dissemination and staging. The late diagnosis of gastric cancer, with aggressive forms and poor prognosis, suggests the need of preventive population screening programs.

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