E- ISSN: 2822-4051
Anatolian Journal of General Medical Research
Factors Affecting the Morbidity and Mortality of Gastric Cancer Surgery [Anatol J Med ]
Anatol J Med . 2022; 32(2): 257-261 | DOI: 10.4274/terh.galenos.2021.32815

Factors Affecting the Morbidity and Mortality of Gastric Cancer Surgery

Sevinç Dağıstanlı
Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of General Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey

Objective: 60-65% of all gastric cancers detected in the Western world are locally advanced at the time of diagnosis. Since curative surgery is a factor affecting survival, extended resections applied to these patients may increase the risk of complications. The aim this study was to determine the post-surgical mortality and morbidity rates in locally advanced gastric cancers.
Methods: One hundred-eighteen patients with non-metastatic, locally advanced gastric cancer who underwent surgery at Ankara Oncology Education and Research Hospital between January 2002 and September 2004 were retrospectively analyzed.
Results: Additional organ resection was performed in 65 (55.08%) patients due to adjacent organ invasion. The morbidity and mortality rates of the total series were 21.7% and 4.5%, respectively. In multivariate analyses, the morbidity-increasing parameter was found to be more than two additional organ resections (p=0.001), while the factors-increasing mortality were two or more additional organ resections (p=0.001), cardiovascular and respiratory comorbidities (p=0.002).
Conclusion: Additional organ resection rates are high in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer who do not receive neo-adjuvant therapy, which increases morbidity and mortality rates.

Keywords: Advanced gastric cancer surgery, additional organ resection, morbidity and mortality

Sevinç Dağıstanlı. Factors Affecting the Morbidity and Mortality of Gastric Cancer Surgery. Anatol J Med . 2022; 32(2): 257-261

Corresponding Author: Sevinç Dağıstanlı, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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