There was a tendency to use more extensive operations for the treatment of gastric cancer during the last decade particularly in Europe.
This retrospective study was carried out to review our recent experience with total gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma.
One hundred and fifteen patients treated for gastric cancer by total gastrectomy from 1987 to 1996 were analyzed.
At the time of surgery 22.3% of patients were older than 70 years of age.
Fifty eight cancers (50.4%) were located in the distal third of the stomach, forty-seven (41%) were smaller than 6cm and seventy-one (61.7%) were of the diffuse type.
In 74.9% the tumor had penetrated through the serosa.
The mortality and morbidity rates were 6.1% and 35.1% respectively.
Age was a major determining factor with respect to hospital mortality and post-operative complications.
Irrespective of personal attitudes, gastrectomy does not have to be total to be curative, and many total gastrectomies performed in Western countries with « curative intent » are noncurative procedures.
Nevertheless, to achieve a curative oncologic resection, total gastrectomy is required with growing frequency.
Mots-clés Pascal : Adénocarcinome, Estomac, Indication, Gastrectomie, Total, Analyse statistique, Mortalité, Morbidité, Complication, Postopératoire, Lymphadénectomie, Homme, Article synthèse, Portugal, Europe, Tumeur maligne, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Chirurgie, Statistique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adenocarcinoma, Stomach, Indication, Gastrectomy, Total, Statistical analysis, Mortality, Morbidity, Complication, Postoperative, Lymphadenectomy, Human, Review, Portugal, Europe, Malignant tumor, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Surgery, Statistics
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Cote : 99-0445114
Code Inist : 002B25G02. Création : 22/03/2000.