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J Surg Oncol. 1996 Oct;63(2):119-24.

Gastric stump carcinoma after partial gastrectomy for benign gastric lesion: what is feasible as standard surgical treatment?

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Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Aichi Cancer Center, Nagoya, Japan.

Abstract

METHOD:

Clinicopathological features and prognostic factors were evaluated in 26 cases of stump carcinoma, operated on in the recent 20 years, in search of the standard surgical treatment.

BACKGROUND:

Stump carcinoma usually emerges more than 20 years after the initial gastrectomy and is often not diagnosed in the early clinical stage, resulting in a significantly low incidence of curative resection compared with primary gastric carcinoma.

RESULTS:

No improvement in the survival curves for stump carcinoma was observed between the past two decades. Nodal metastases were frequently found within the first tier nodes, and no 5-year survivor was found among the patients with nodal metastasis beyond pN1.

CONCLUSIONS:

Subtotal gastrectomy might suffice for the treatment of stomal cancer, and most patients might not benefit from extensive lymphadenectomy.

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