The invasion of the lymphatic glands and the spreading of the growth into neighbouring organs, render the successful operative treatment of gastric cancer hazardous and disappointing.
A randomized comparison was undertake of 221 patients undergoing gastric cancer surgery.
Surgical resection is the only curative treatment for gastric cancer.
Based on our findings, the results of peritoneal lavage cytology should thus be included in the factors for staging gastric cancer.
gastrectomy in patients with Stage IV gastric cancer.