Early gastric cancer: Total gastrectomy vs. distal resection. Results of a study of 271 cases

E. Santoro, A. Garofalo, F. Scutari, T. Zanarini, M. Carlini, E. Santoro Jnr.

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Abstract

Two hundred and seventy-one (271) patients with early gastric cancer from 26 different hospitals were examined in a retrospective study conducted by the I.S.C.G. (Italian Stomach Cancer Group). The patients were divided into two series: the first, comprising 234 patients with negative lymph nodes (Stage I TNM-UICC), had 5-year survival rates of 85%. The second group comprised 37 patients with positive lymph nodes (Stage III TNM - UICC) with a 72% five-year survival rate. Both results appear to be of great significance when compared with the five-year survival rate for advanced gastric cancer, namely 29.3%. As far as the difference between the late results of total gastrectomy and subtotal distal resection are concerned, the latter was associated with a higher five-year survival rate in the case of tumors located in the lower third and in the middle third of the stomach

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-429
Number of pages3
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume38
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Early gastric cancer
  • Subtotal distal resection
  • Total gastrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Santoro, E., Garofalo, A., Scutari, F., Zanarini, T., Carlini, M., & Santoro Jnr., E. (1991). Early gastric cancer: Total gastrectomy vs. distal resection. Results of a study of 271 cases. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 38(5), 427-429.