Gastric Adenocarcinoma

  • José E. Torres
  • Georgios C. Sotiropoulos
  • Christoph E. Broelsch
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner

Gastric cancer is rare in the United States, but still common in other parts of the world. The diagnosis is often not suspected until the disease is fairly advanced. When gastric adenocarcinoma is diagnosed, accurate staging and careful multidisciplinary management improve the chances of success. This chapter addresses issues of preoperative staging and choice of surgical procedure.


Gastric Cancer Gastric Carcinoma Early Gastric Cancer Gastric Adenocarcinoma Laparoscopic Gastrectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José E. Torres
    • 1
  • Georgios C. Sotiropoulos
    • 2
  • Christoph E. Broelsch
    • 3
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of General Surgery and TransplantationUniversity Hospital EssenEssenGermany
  3. 3.University of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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