Abstract:It can be presumed that a recent increase in patients undergone gastrectomy for gastric cancer increases the occurrence of so-called "cancer of gastric remnant". Eleven cases of cancer of the gastric remnant found at our hospital during the past 5 years were studied for location, intestinal metaplasia in the surrounding epithelium, and prognosis. The 11 cases accounted for 2.7% of all operative cases for gastric cancer in the same period. Of the 11 cases, 7 were first operated on for adenocarcinoma, and 4, for… Show more
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