The prognostic value of detecting symptomatic or asymptomatic recurrence in patients with gastric cancer after a curative gastrectomy


Bilici A., Salman T., Ustaalioglu B. B. O. , Unek T., Seker M., ALİUSTAOĞLU M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, vol.180, no.1, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 180 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jss.2012.03.035
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH

Abstract

Background: Although studies have investigated whether a routine follow-up should be performed after a gastrectomy, no consensus has been reached on the significance of the follow-up or the optimal surveillance protocol. In the present study, we evaluated the significance of the presence or absence of symptoms in the detection of recurrences after curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer.