The surgical treatment of gastric adenocarcinoma foresees, toghether with the gastric resection, the lymph nodes resection as indicated by the Japanese Research Society for Gastric Cancer. Obstructive jaundice, as a consequence of lymph nodes metastases, is one of the most debilitating pattern of recurrence. In the present paper three cases of jaundice, observed during the follow-up, after D2-D3 gastric adenocarcinoma resection, with no evidence of lymph nodes recurrence either at the restaging or at the intraoperative esploration are reported. We believe that the jaundice etiology, in the present series, could be due to neoplastic lymphangites of the biliar wall.
|Title of host publication||I supplementi di Tumori : official journal of Società italiana di cancerologia ... [et al.]|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|