Early gastric cancer in southern taiwan

Shyr Ming Sheen-Chen, Fong Fu Chou, Yaw Sun Chen, Mau Jaan Chen, Feng Chi Chen, Jyh Jou Chen, Yung Liang Wan

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Abstract

Between January 1986 and November 1990, 231 patients underwent resection for primary gastric adenocarcinoma at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in southern Taiwan. Thirty-nine (17%) of these patients had early gastric cancer (limited to the mucosa or submucosa regardless of nodal metastases). Epigastric pain was the most frequent symptom (71.8%). The lesions were located in the lower third of the stomach in 84.6% of the patients and in the middle third in 15.4%. A preoperative diagnosis of gastric cancer was achieved in 94% of patients by endoscopic examination with biopsies. All of the patients underwent distal subtotal gastrectomy without mortality. Macroscopically, 84.6% of cases were included in types IIc, III, and IIc-III. One patient died of multiple liver metastases 3.2 years after operation. The cumulative survival rate at 5 years is 92.9%. We comment on these matters and place early gastric cancer in Taiwan into a more global context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-305
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Early gastric cancer
  • Endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Sheen-Chen, S. M., Chou, F. F., Chen, Y. S., Chen, M. J., Chen, F. C., Chen, J. J., & Wan, Y. L. (1992). Early gastric cancer in southern taiwan. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 15(4), 302-305. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004836-199212000-00007