Management and outcome of gastric carcinoma in a tertiary health care centre
Author(s): Dr. Avinash Rinait, Dr. Sarita Durge, Dr. Rajkumar Williams and Dr. Shital Dhoble
Background: Cancer is a biggest burden of modern society. Gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the world. The objective of study was to study the clinico pathological features and management and outcome of gastric cancer patients admitted to hospital.
Methodology: A prospective descriptive study was conducted in 50 diagnosed patients of gastric adenocarcinoma using pre-designed questionnaire collecting information on demographics, stage and site of tumor, clinical history, duration of stay etc.
Results: There were 50 patients with male to female ratio 2.5: 1 with mean age of 62+/- 7.89 SD. 88% patients had tumor at antrum region. 25 (50%) and 28 (56%) patients gave h/o smoking and alcohol consumption respectively with 23 (46%) had biopsy positive for H. pylori. Of the gastrectomies, 41 (82%) study subjects were managed by curative surgeries. The overall hospital stay in stage II gastric adenocarcinoma was 6-8 days and 7-8 days in stage III (p=0.16).
Conclusion: systematic population screening program of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy should be established to detect early cases of gastric cancer show that treatment may be initiated early which has impact on survival for this dreaded diseases.
Dr. Avinash Rinait, Dr. Sarita Durge, Dr. Rajkumar Williams, Dr. Shital Dhoble. Management and outcome of gastric carcinoma in a tertiary health care centre. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(1):136-140. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i1c.25