Stomach cancer: a study of 117 consecutive resected cases and results of R2-R3 gastrectomy

F Crucitti, Gb Doglietto, Rocco Domenico Alfonso Bellantone, Fabio Pacelli, Vincenzo Perri, O. Tommasini

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In a consecutive series of 175 patients with gastric carcinoma, 66.8% underwent gastric resection: 74 total gastrectomies with R3 lymphadenectomy and 43 distal subtotal gastrectomies with R2 lymphadenectomy were performed. 73% (86 cases) of resective procedures proved to be "absolute curative" according to Japanese criteria (JRSGC). Nodal involvement was present in 62 out of 117 resected patients (52.9%): 29.9% N1, 9.4% N2, 13.6% N3; a significant relationship (p = 0.012) between depth of invasion of the gastric wall and lymph node metastases was revealed. The hospital mortality after R2-R3 gastrectomy was 4.2%, major surgical complications occurred in 6.8% of cases. The actuarial 5-year survival after curative resection was 59%. The results suggest that extended lymphadenectomy (R2-R3 gastrectomy) is justified in the surgical treatment of gastric cancer; this procedure can be safely performed and permits "absolute curative" resections in a remarkable percentage of cases.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)23-26
Numero di pagine4
RivistaInternational Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1991


  • Actuarial Analysis
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Gastrectomy
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Stomach Neoplasms


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