Early gastric cancer. Review of 42 cases.

Paula Alexandrino, Amélia S. Baptista, J. Pinto Correia

Abstract


Between 1974 and 1977, 42 cases of Early Gastric Cancer (E. G. C.) were diagnosed among 572 gastric cancers, all operated on. General incidence 7.3 %. The morphological types were as follow: 2.4 % of type 1, 2.4 % of type II a, 21.4% of type II b, 23.8 % of type II c, 30 % of type III. Three cases were multicentric. The diagnosis of malignancy previous to surgery was done in 83 %: in 28 % by endoscopy; in 36 % by biopsy and in 19% by convencional radiology. More than 50% have had dyspepsia for more than 5 years. Upper G. I. bleeding was found in 31.6%.


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