Morbidity and mortality after radical gastrectomy for patients with carcinoma of the stomach

C. W. Wu, Mao-Chih Hsieh, S. S. Lo, L. S. Wang, W. H. Hsu, W. Y. Lui, M. H. Huang -, F. K. P'eng

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BACKGROUND: This study sought to analyze the morbidity and mortality rates after radical gastrectomy for carcinoma, since the operation has been criticized as too morbid for the benefits it may provide. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of 474 patients who underwent radical gastrectomy was conducted. RESULTS: The overall morbidity and mortality rates were 20.1 and 3.0 percent, respectively. The morbidity and mortality rates fell significantly from 27.0 to 15.7 percent (p=0.003) and 5.5 to 1.1 percent (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Surgeons
Volume181
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Wu, C. W., Hsieh, M-C., Lo, S. S., Wang, L. S., Hsu, W. H., Lui, W. Y., Huang -, M. H., & P'eng, F. K. (1995). Morbidity and mortality after radical gastrectomy for patients with carcinoma of the stomach. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 181(1), 26-32.