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J Korean Cancer Assoc > Volume 30(1); 1998 > Article
Journal of the Korean Cancer Association 1998;30(1): 63-71.
Clinical Analysis of 329 Cases of Total Gastrectomy
Woo Sung Lee, Nam Sun Paik, Seon Mi Moon, Woo Chul Noh, Ho Yoon Bang, Dong Wook Choi, Jong Inn Lee, Nan Mo Moon
Department of General Surgery, Korea Cancer Center Hospital.
This study was designed to evaluate the safety including the morbidity and mortality of total gastrectomy and combined organ resection, to examine the survival rate and the prognostic factors of gastric cancer following the total gastrectomy and to assess the prognostic predictability of new UICC staging system after surgery in gastric cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD: To evaluate demographic features, clinical presentations, preoperative diagnostic accuracy, postoperative complications and prognostic factors, we analyzed 329 patients who underwent the total gastrectomy or the total gastrectomy with combined resection for gastric malignancy at KCCH from Jan. 1990 to Dec. 1993 retrospectively.
The early postoperative complication rates of overall patients and combined resection group were 9.1% and 8.9%. Mortality of these were 0.9% and 1.1%(p>0.05). The overall 5YSR was 52.8% and there was no significant differrence in the survival rate between the total gastrectomy only group and the combined resection group. The accuracy of preoperative UGIS and abdominal CT for determiantion of resectability were over 80%. The depth of invasion and lymph node metastasis were independent prognostic factors.
The total gastrectomy with combined resection should be considered when indicated, because the postoperative morbidity and mortality is low and long term survival is expected. The new UICC staging system seems to be good to predict prognosis in gastric cancer patients.
Key words: Stomach cancer;Total gastrectomy
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