International Medical Journal, Vol. 15., Iss. 1, 2009, P. 92−96.
SURGICAL ASPECTS OF COMBINED TREATMENT FOR CANCER OF THE PROXIMAL PORTION OF THE STOMACH
Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
The results of treatment of 167 patients with cancer of the proximal portion of the stomach which were performed Osava−Garlock operation are featured. The causes of the most frequent complications and factors promoting their development are analyzed. Adherence to a number of principles allowed reducing the incidence of suture failure at esophago−gastric anastomosis from 15,3 to 3,2 % and post−surgical death from 16,6 to 4,2 %.
Key words: cancer of proximal portion of the stomach, esophago−gastric anastomosis, post−operative complications.