Noncurative total gastrectomy and oesophagogastrectomy in the treatment of advanced gastric carcinoma in a country with high incidence

Kotan C., Kisli E., Sonmez R., Cikman O., Arslan M., Arslanturk H., ...More

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.105, no.5, pp.519-522, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2005.11679772
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-522
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The role of extensive resectional surgery, including total gastrectomy for the palliation of advanced gastric cancer is controversial. This study shows operative results with complications and mortality occurring after total gastrectomy in patients with advanced stage gastric carcinoma. The study included 83 (48 males and 35 females, median age was 54.6 +/- 11.4 years) patients who underwent palliative total gastrectomy or oesophagogastrectomy (distal oesophagectomy in continuity with total gastrectomy).