Gastric Cancer pp 378-391 | Cite as

Palliative Treatment from the Surgical Point of View

  • J. R. Siewert
  • K. Böttcher
  • J. D. Roder
  • U. Fink


While the published literature usually discriminates between curative and palliative resection of gastric carcinoma, these terms are frequently not defined, although the so-called R-classification established by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) in 1987 [1] provides a good basis for defining the result of the surgical procedure:

Key words

Gastric cancer Palliative treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Siewert
  • K. Böttcher
  • J. D. Roder
  • U. Fink
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische Klinik und PoliklinikTechnische Universität MünchenMunich 80Germany

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