Carcinoma of the gastric stump

J. De Boer, K. Huibregtse, G. J A Offerhaus, G. N J Tytgat

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Abstract

A report is presented of a retrospective study carried out in 162 patients with gastric stump carcinoma; in the discussion, reference is made to the clinical symptoms of this carcinoma, the diagnostic problems, the therapeutic possibilities and the prognosis. The average age at the time of diagnosing was 66 years; the average postoperative interval, 26 years. There were no characteristic symptoms and the diagnosis was virtually always made too late. Accordingly, the results of surgical treatment were disappointing, so that the prognosis is unfavourable. The five-year survival rate among those subjected to curative surgery amounted to 9%. Apparently, the only way to improve the prognosis is an early diagnosis based endoscopical examination with biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2133-2136
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume127
Issue number47
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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    De Boer, J., Huibregtse, K., Offerhaus, G. J. A., & Tytgat, G. N. J. (1983). Carcinoma of the gastric stump. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 127(47), 2133-2136.