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Effects of initial disease status on lymph flow following gastrectomy in cases of carcinoma in the remnant stomach

Gastric Cancer, 2017, Vol.20(3), pp.457-464 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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    Effects of initial disease status on lymph flow following gastrectomy in cases of carcinoma in the remnant stomach
  • Author: Honda, Shinsaku ; Bando, Etsuro ; Makuuchi, Rie ; Tokunaga, Masanori ; Tanizawa, Yutaka ; Kawamura, Taiichi ; Sugiura, Teiichi ; Kinugasa, Yusuke ; Uesaka, Katsuhiko ; Terashima, Masanori
  • Found In: Gastric Cancer, 2017, Vol.20(3), pp.457-464 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Carcinoma in the remnant stomach ; Lymphatic flow ; Splenectomy
  • Language: English
  • Description: To access, purchase, authenticate, or subscribe to the full-text of this article, please visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10120-016-0640-2 Byline: Shinsaku Honda (1), Etsuro Bando (1), Rie Makuuchi (1), Masanori Tokunaga (1), Yutaka Tanizawa (1), Taiichi Kawamura (1), Teiichi Sugiura (2), Yusuke Kinugasa (2), Katsuhiko Uesaka (2), Masanori Terashima (1) Keywords: Carcinoma in the remnant stomach; Lymphatic flow; Splenectomy Abstract: Purpose In cases of carcinoma in the remnant stomach (CRS), the lymphatic flow may be altered by the initial surgery. In this study of CRS after gastrectomy, we investigated how the regions of lymph node metastasis and changes in lymphatic flow depend on initial disease status. Method The study included 76 patients with CRS who underwent gastrectomy between September 2002 and November 2014. We analyzed and compared the clinicopathological factors and survival periods between patients after distal gastrectomy for malignant disease (group M, 33 patients) and patients after distal gastrectomy for benign disease (group B, 43 patients). Results The depth of tumor invasion was more advanced in group B (T1/T2/T3/T4: group M 18/1/7/7, group B 8/11/8/16 P = 0.002). However, the degree of lymph node metastasis did not differ significantly between the two groups. The incidence of lymph node metastasis was high at stations 2 (19 %), 4sa (17 %), 10 (25 %), 11p (19 %), and 11d (27 %) in group M and 1 (14 %), 3 (23 %), and 4sb (15 %), and the mesojejunal lymph node (21 %) in group B. Lymph node dissection was highly beneficial at station 3, station 7, and the mesojejunum in both groups, but not at stations 10 or 11d. Conclusion As compared with group B, group M showed higher incidences of lymph node metastasis in the greater curvature, splenic hilum, and lymph nodes along the splenic artery, suggesting the predominance of lymphatic flows from the greater curvature to the splenic hilum and from the remnant stomach to the splenic artery. Author Affiliation: (1) Division of Gastric Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center, 1007 Shimonagakubo, Nagaizumi-Cho, Shizuoka, 411-8777, Japan (2) Division of Gastroenterological Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan Article History: Registration Date: 29/08/2016 Received Date: 16/03/2016 Accepted Date: 29/08/2016 Online Date: 16/09/2016 Article note: Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi: 10.1007/s10120-016-0640-2) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1436-3291 ; E-ISSN: 1436-3305 ; DOI: 10.1007/s10120-016-0640-2

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