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Analysis of risk factors for the interval time, number and pattern of hepatic metastases from gastric cancer after radical gastrectomy

Authors
Journal
World Journal of Gastroenterology
1007-9327
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group Co
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
15
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.14.2440
Keywords
  • Rapid Communication

Abstract

AIM: To analyze the risk factors for interval time, number and pattern of hepatic metastases from gastric cancer after radical gastrectomy, and provide evidence for predicting and preventing hepatic metastasis from gastric cancer after radical gastrectomy. METHODS: A retrospective study of 87 patients with hepatic metastasis who underwent radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer from 1996 to 2001. The data was analyzed to evaluate significant risk factors for interval time, number and pattern of hepatic metastases originating from gastric cancer after radical gastrectomy. RESULTS: The size of gastric cancer and lymph node metastases were independently correlated with the interval time of hepatic metastases; the depth of invasion was independently correlated with the number of hepatic metastases; while the depth of invasion and Lauren classification were independently correlated with the pattern of hepatic metastases. CONCLUSION: We evaluated the interval time of hepatic metastases with the size of gastric cancer and lymph node metastases. The depth of invasion could be used to evaluate the number of hepatic metastases, while the depth of invasion and the Lauren classification could be used to evaluate the pattern of hepatic metastases in patients who underwent radical gastrectomy.

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