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.
KeywordsGastric Cancer Gastric Carcinoma Early Gastric Cancer Gastric Adenocarcinoma Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncol-ogy. Gastric Cancer, vol. 1, 2007. www.nccn.org.
- Cushieri A. Gastric resections. In: Scott-Conner CEH, ed. The SAGES Manual: Funda-mentals of Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and GI Endoscopy, 2nd ed. New York: Springer Verlag, 2006:267-281.Google Scholar
- Gallardo-Rincon D, Onate-Ocana LF, Calderillo-Ruiz G. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with P-ELF (cisplatin, etoposide, leucovorin, 5-fluorouracil) followed by radical resection in patients with initially unresectable gastric adenocarcinoma: a phase II study. Ann Surg Oncol 2000;7:45-50.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar