Updates in Surgery

, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp 251–255 | Cite as

Cutoff values of major surgical complications rates after gastrectomy

  • Gian Luca Baiocchi
  • Simone Giacopuzzi
  • Daniele Marrelli
Original Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Gastric Cancer Surgery


Gastric cancer is one of the most frequent cancers worldwide, and surgical resection remains the mainstay of the therapeutic pathway. Gastrectomy for cancer is still performed in many hospitals, and centralization remains limited to a small number of health systems. Morbidity and mortality after surgery for gastric cancer are surprisingly high. However, while mortality is obviously defined, major morbidity definitions still present some critical points. The aim of this study is to underline the need for universally accepted definitions of major complications and to describe the research agenda of a multicenter, European-based, prospective project launched by the European Chapter of the International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA), with the goal of providing a list of complications related to gastrectomy for cancer with their definitions.


Gastric cancer Gastrectomy Complications International consensus 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest and source of funding

For all authors, none was declared.

Research involving human participants and/or animals

The current study does not involve human participants or animals. Hence, no Institutional Review Board’s prior approval was required.

Informed consent

The current study does not involve human participants. No informed consent was therefore necessary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Surgical ClinicUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly
  2. 2.General and Upper G.I. Surgery Division, Department of SurgeryUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  3. 3.Unit of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Surgery and NeurosciencesUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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