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Chirurg. 1987 Oct;58(10):656-62.

[Prognostic factors in cardia cancer].

[Article in German]

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II. Chirurgische Universitätsklinik, Universität Wien.


Among 164 patients operated upon for adenocarcinoma of the cardia 102 (61%) were resected, 87 of them with curative intent. The mortality within 30 days was 20%, and the 5-year survival 15%. A total gastrectomy was performed in 36 patients, whereas a proximal partial gastrectomy was carried out in 66 cases. The median survival was 19 months after total gastrectomy, and 11 months after proximal resection (Breslow: 0.22). Only in stages N0 and N1 total gastrectomy resulted in a significantly longer (32 months) median survival than proximal resection (11 months; p = 0.03). The impact of total gastrectomy was more pronounced in the diffuse type according to Lauren, whereas lymphadenectomy was more effective in stages N0 and N1 and in Lauren's intestinal type. It is concluded that total gastrectomy should be carried out in all cases of carcinoma of the cardia.

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