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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625333/liver-metastases-from-gastric-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Beata Polkowska-Pruszyńska, Karol Rawicz-Pruszyński, Bogumiła Ciseł, Robert Sitarz, Grażyna Polkowska, Witold Krupski, Wojciech P Polkowski
Gastric carcinoma (GC) is the fifth most common malignancy worldwide but the third leading cause of cancer death, and surgery remains the only curative treatment option. Prognosis of patients with liver metastases from gastric carcinoma (LMGC) is poor, and the optimal treatment of metastatic gastric cancer remains a matter of debate. In 2002, a 53-year-old male patient with GC and synchronous oligometastatic lesion in liver VIII segment underwent a total gastrectomy combined with metastasectomy. The pathologic diagnosis was stage IV gastric adenocarcinoma (pT3N2M1), which was treated with adjuvant chemotherapy (cisplatin, epirubicin, leucovorin, and 5-fluorouracil)...
May 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536337/-outcomes-after-gastrojejunostomy-for-unresectable-gastric-cancer-including-two-cases-of-conversion-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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Satoru Homma, Kai Takaya, Eiji Hashizume
BACKGROUND: Gastrojejunostomy as palliative surgery has been thought to contribute towards resumption of food intake and improvement of the patient's quality of life. This study aimed to examine the effect of gastrojejunostomy for unresectable gastric cancer on mortality and postoperative course. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the records of 34 patients who underwent gastrojejunostomy for unresectable gastric cancer in our hospital from April 2008 to November 2015...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501134/factors-associated-with-palliative-care-use-in-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
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Rachel S Morris, Faiz Gani, Abdulrahman Y Hammad, Wendy Peltier, T Clark Gamblin, Kiran K Turaga, Fabian M Johnston
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal carcinomatosis represents widespread metastatic disease throughout the abdomen and/or pelvis. Cytoreductive surgery/hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) improves the overall survival compared to standard therapy alone. The role palliative care (PC) plays however, remains poorly studied among these patients. METHODS: Patients who had previously undergone HIPEC and who underwent an inpatient admission from 7/1/2013 to 6/30/2014 were identified to determine which patients were referred for inpatient or outpatient palliative consultation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496008/negative-lymph-node-count-is-a-significant-prognostic-factor-in-patient-with-stage-iv-gastric-cancer-after-palliative-gastrectomy
#4
Changhua Zhuo, Mingang Ying, Ruirong Lin, Xianyi Wu, Shen Guan, Chunkang Yang
Negative lymph node (NLN) count has been validated as a protective predictor in various cancers after radical resection. However, the prognostic value of NLN count in the setting of stage IV gastric cancer patients who have received palliative resection has not been investigated. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER)-registered gastric cancer patients were used for analysis in this study. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and multivariate Cox proportional hazards model were used to assess the risk factors for patients' survivals...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456709/a-laparoscopic-approach-is-associated-with-a-decreased-incidence-of-ssi-in-patients-undergoing-palliative-surgery-for-malignant-bowel-obstruction
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Yoshiaki Maeda, Toshiki Shinohara, Tomonari Katayama, Nozomi Minagawa, Masao Sunahara, Akihisa Nagatsu, Noriaki Futakawa, Tomonori Hamada
BACKGROUND: Several authors have reported on the utility of a laparoscopic approach for the palliation of malignant bowel obstruction (MBO); however, the advantages of laparoscopic surgery for MBO have not yet been confirmed. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent palliative surgery for MBO between 2007 and 2015. Laparoscopic procedures have been performed when technically possible since 2014. Successful palliation was defined as the ability to tolerate solid food (TSF) for at least 2 weeks...
June 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448662/effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-surgical-resection-on-survival-in-patients-with-limited-metastatic-gastric-or-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer-the-aio-flot3-trial
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Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, Nils Homann, Claudia Pauligk, Gerald Illerhaus, Uwe M Martens, Jan Stoehlmacher, Harald Schmalenberg, Kim B Luley, Nicole Prasnikar, Matthias Egger, Stephan Probst, Helmut Messmann, Markus Moehler, Wolfgang Fischbach, Jörg T Hartmann, Frank Mayer, Heinz-Gert Höffkes, Michael Koenigsmann, Dirk Arnold, Thomas W Kraus, Kersten Grimm, Stefan Berkhoff, Stefan Post, Elke Jäger, Wolf Bechstein, Ulrich Ronellenfitsch, Stefan Mönig, Ralf D Hofheinz
Importance: Surgical resection has a potential benefit for patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the stomach and gastroesophageal junction. Objective: To evaluate outcome in patients with limited metastatic disease who receive chemotherapy first and proceed to surgical resection. Design, Setting, and Participants: The AIO-FLOT3 (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie-fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin, and docetaxel) trial is a prospective, phase 2 trial of 252 patients with resectable or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415645/peritoneal-carcinomatosis-limits-of-diagnosis-and-the-case-for-liquid-biopsy
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REVIEW
James R W McMullen, Matthew Selleck, Nathan R Wall, Maheswari Senthil
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis (PC) is a late stage manifestation of several gastrointestinal malignancies including appendiceal, colorectal, and gastric cancer. In PC, tumors metastasize to and deposit on the peritoneal surface and often leave patients with only palliative treatment options. For colorectal PC, median survival is approximately five months, and palliative systemic therapy is able to extend this to approximately 12 months. However, cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) with a curative intent is possible in some patients with limited tumor burden...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373757/cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-treatment-of-gastric-cancer-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
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Lynne M Ellison, Yangao Man, Alexander Stojadinovic, Hongwu Xin, Itzhak Avital
Although gastric cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis is associated with poor prognosis and is generally treated with palliative systemic therapy, recent studies have shown that cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) may prove to be an efficacious treatment option. In addition to reviewing the natural history of gastric cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis, this mini-review examines literature on the efficacy of CRS and HIPEC as compared to chemotherapy and surgical options...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337367/a-case-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-with-para-aortic-lymph-node-metastasis-from-co-occurring-prostate-cancer
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Miyeong Park, Sang-Ho Jeong, Young-Joon Lee, Ji-Ho Park, Sang-Kyung Choi, Soon-Chan Hong, Eun-Jung Jung, Young-Tae Ju, Chi-Young Jeong, Jeong-Hee Lee, Woo-Song Ha
An 84-year-old man was diagnosed with two synchronous adenocarcinomas, a Borrmann type IV advanced gastric adenocarcinoma in his antrum and a well-differentiated Borrmann type I carcinoma on the anterior wall of the higher body of his stomach. Pre-operatively, computed tomography of the abdomen revealed the presence of advanced gastric cancer with peri-gastric and para-aortic lymph node (LN) metastasis. He planned for palliative total gastrectomy owing to the risk of obstruction by the antral lesion. We performed a frozen biopsy of a para-aortic LN during surgery and found that the origin of the para-aortic LN metastasis was from undiagnosed prostate cancer...
March 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203132/modified-devine-exclusion-for-unresectable-distal-gastric-cancer-in-symptomatic-patients
#10
María Carmen Fernández-Moreno, Roberto Martí-Obiol, Fernando López, Joaquín Ortega
BACKGROUND: In patients with outlet obstruction syndrome and/or severe anemia secondary to unresectable gastric cancer (GC), partial stomach-partitioning gastrojejunostomy, or modified Devine exclusion, is a surgical alternative. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients with unresectable distal GC treated with modified Devine exclusion as palliative surgery between February 2005 and December 2015. It consisted of a series of 10 patients with outlet obstruction syndrome and/or severe anemia...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174485/prognostic-nutritional-index-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-gastric-cancer-patients-with-peritoneal-dissemination
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Runcong Nie, Shuqiang Yuan, Shi Chen, Xiaojiang Chen, Yongming Chen, Baoyan Zhu, Haibo Qiu, Zhiwei Zhou, Junsheng Peng, Yingbo Chen
OBJECTIVE: The predictive and prognostic role of prognostic nutritional index (PNI) in gastric cancer patients with peritoneal dissemination remains unclear. This study aims to explore the role of the PNI in predicting outcomes of gastric cancer patients with peritoneal dissemination. METHODS: A total of 660 patients diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma with peritoneal metastasis between January 2000 and April 2014 at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center and the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were retrospectively analyzed...
December 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133179/-is-adjuvant-chemotherapy-necessary-after-r0-resection-for-pcr-or-ypstage-i-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Motohiro Hirao, Kazumasa Fujitani, Toshimasa Tsujinaka, Mamoru Uemura, Masakazu Miyake, Naoki Hama, Atsushi Miyamoto, Michihiko Miyazaki, Hideyasu Omiya, Masataka Ikeda, Koji Takami, Shoji Nakamori, Mitsugu Sekimoto
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC)followed by surgery and palliative chemotherapy for unresectable advanced gastric cancer followed by conversion surgery are currently under investigation in clinical trials and are attractive therapeutic alternatives. We examined the relationship between ypStage and prognosis among patients with gastric cancer who underwent surgery following preoperative chemotherapy and evaluated the necessity of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with pCR or ypStage I gastric cancer. Sixty-one patients received chemotherapy followed by surgery from 2006 to 2014 in Osaka National Hospital...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133062/-surgical-outcome-of-palliative-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-patients-with-bowel-obstruction-due-to-peritoneal-dissemination
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Ryohei Kawabata, Masato Yoshikawa, Chizu Kameda, Akihiro Takata, Akinobu Yasuyama, Tae Matsumura, Chikato Koga, Masahiro Murakami, Masaki Hirota, Shingo Noura, Junzo Shimizu, Junichi Hasegawa
A retrospective cohort analysis was performed for 21 consecutive patients who underwent palliative surgery for bowel obstruction due to peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer. Surgical site infection occurred in 5 of 21 patients, but there were no severe(Clavien-Dindo Grade III or higher)complications, and symptoms of bowel obstruction were improved in 20 of 21 patients. The median survival time was 6.6 months. The survival rate was significantly worse for patients in modified Glasgow prognostic score(mGPS)group D compared with those in mGPS group non-D(p=0...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114937/decreased-expression-of-mir-939-contributes-to-chemoresistance-and-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer-via-dysregulation-of-slc34a2-and-raf-mek-erk-pathway
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Jia-Xing Zhang, Yi Xu, Ying Gao, Cui Chen, Zhou-San Zheng, Miao Yun, Hui-Wen Weng, Dan Xie, Sheng Ye
BACKGROUND: The development of chemoresistance and metastasis are the leading causes of death for gastric cancer (GC) patients, however, the molecular mechanisms involved remain unclear. Dysregulation of miRNAs is associated with a variety of disease, including GC. Recently, microarray profiling analysis revealed that miR-939 was dysregulated in human GC samples, but the role of miR-939 in GC has not been intensively investigated. METHODS: In the present study, we firstly examined the expression pattern of miR-939 in two independent cohorts of clinical GC samples: one cohort of 112 GC patients with stage I-III disease who underwent surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy; and another cohort of 110 GC patients with stage IV disease who received palliative chemotherapy...
January 23, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028254/-palliative-surgery-for-peritoneal-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer
#15
Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa
Different surgical interventions can be applied for the treatment of peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer according to the extent of metastasis. Gastrectomy is a consensus-based standard treatment for gastric cancer with minimal peritoneal metastasis, although there is a lack of established evidence. Conversely, gastrectomy for an intermediate to high extent of peritoneal metastasis is not considered a suitable treatment based on the results of the JCOG0705 study. Colostomy or bypass surgery is often performed for intestinal stenosis due to peritoneal metastasis to palliate symptoms and allow the introduction of chemotherapy...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930586/non-curative-surgery-for-patients-with-gastric-cancer-with-local-peritoneal-metastasis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yuanqiang Dong, Shulan Ma, Shuo Yang, Fen Luo, Zhiming Wang, Fenghua Guo
The role of non-curative surgery for patients with M1 gastric cancer (GC) is controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of non-curative resectional surgery for patients with GC with local peritoneal metastasis.We reviewed the medical records of 47 patients with GC with local peritoneal metastasis, which was found by laparotomy or laparoscopy. The patients were divided into 2 groups: those who underwent gastric resection (n = 29), and a non-resection group who did not (n = 18). The clinical characteristics, postoperative complications, mortality, palliative intervention, and long-term outcomes of the 2 groups were compared...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916166/recurrence-after-surgery-in-esophago-gastric-junction-adenocarcinoma-current-management-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Alessandro Neri, Daniele Marrelli, Costantino Voglino, Giulio Di Mare, Francesco Ferrara, Mario Marini, Franco Roviello
Recurrent esophago-gastric junction adenocarcinoma is not a rare event and its correct management is still debated. Many approaches for the treatment of these patients exist, but only few studies compare the different techniques. Most of the studies are retrospectives series and describe the experiences of single institutions in the treatment of recurrent esophageal and esophago-gastric junction cancers. Nowadays surgery is still the main and only curative treatment. Other alternative palliative therapies could be endoscopic stent placement and balloon dilation, photodynamic therapy, thermal tumor ablation (laser photoablation and Argon plasma coagulation), radiation therapy and brachytherapy, and chemotherapy...
December 2016: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819638/digestive-decompression-to-prevent-digestive-fistulas-after-gastric-neoplasm-resection
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Augustin Marian Marincaş, Virgiliu Mihail Prunoiu, Ciprian Cirimbei, Raluca Buzatu, Rodica Corniciuc, Cristian Sersea, Eugen Brătucu
Introduction: The risk of digestive fistula in patients operated for gastric neoplasm is increased due to biological imbalances generated by the cancer's progression, by diagnosis in advanced stages, and by the scale of intervention. Under these circumstances the use of some technical means to protect digestive sutures in these patients is useful. AIM: To analyse the efficiency of technical means to protect the digestive sutures in patients operated in various stages of development of gastric cancer...
2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816984/effect-of-splenectomy-combined-with-resection-for-gastric-carcinoma-on-patient-prognosis
#19
Dun Pan, Hui Chen, Liang-Qing Li, Zong-Fang Li
BACKGROUND For patients with stage IV gastric cancer, it is unclear whether splenectomy combined with palliative surgery is needed to reduce tumor load and relieve symptoms. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of splenectomy combined with palliative resection for stage IV gastric carcinoma on immunological dysfunction and patient prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 106 stage IV gastric cancer patients who underwent palliative surgery; of these, 49 patients were treated with palliative resection for gastric carcinoma combined with splenectomy, while the other 57 patients retained their spleens...
November 6, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746881/gastric-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-a-case-series
#20
Gustavo Dos Santos Fernandes, Luiza D Batista Bugiato Faria, Isadora de Assis Pereira, Natália C Moreira Neves, Yasmine Oliveira Vieira, Alessandro I Cavalcanti Leal
Gastric metastasis is rare but it can be the initial symptom of cancer. The second leading cause of this type of metastasis is breast cancer. A lack of clinical signs and nonspecific side effects of the treatment of primary tumors can lead to the misdiagnosis of metastatic gastric cancer. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy and immunohistochemistry should be used for diagnosis. Treatment is palliative; it includes chemo, endocrine, and radiation therapies. Four patients with breast cancer and gastric metastasis were identified...
September 5, 2016: Rare Tumors
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