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Vergleichende Untersuchung zur Lebensqualität nach Magenresektion

  • D. Jentschura
  • N. Strohmeier
  • M. Winkler
  • J. Sturm
Conference paper
Part of the Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1996)

Comparative Examination of Quality of Life After Gastric Resection

Summary

In the present study, 195 patients, following total gastrectomy (n = 105) or subtotal gastric resection (n = 90) for carcinoma without evidence of recurrence, were examined with regard to their quality of life using the Gastrointestinal Quality-of-Life Index (GLQI). After subtotal gastric resection patients achieved statistically significant better scores concerning disease-therapy-related symptoms and physical functions, resulting in a better overall score (p <0.02). However, it seems to be questionable whether these statistically significant differences are of clinical relevance in the patient’s daily life. Preservation of the gastric stump with the aim of improving postoperative quality of life should never be allowed to compromise oncological radicality.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Jentschura
    • 1
  • N. Strohmeier
    • 1
  • M. Winkler
    • 1
  • J. Sturm
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische Klinik, Fakultät für klinische Medizin MannheimUniversität HeidelbergMannheimDeutschland

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