Surgery pp 51-63 | Cite as


  • Umut Sarpel


This section introduces the major indications for gastrectomy, including gastric cancer and benign etiologies such as peptic ulcer disease. The evaluation, staging, and treatment of gastric adenocarcinoma are described in detail. The technique of various types of gastrectomy is discussed, as are the most common postoperative complications of these operations, including anastomotic leak. A classic case of gastric cancer is described and questions are provided for review.


Gastric Cancer Total Gastrectomy Gastric Adenocarcinoma Peptic Ulcer Disease Distal Gastrectomy 
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Suggested Reading

  1. Russell MC, Hsu C, Mansfield PF. Primary Gastric Malignancies. In: Feig BW, editor. The MD Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook. Philadelphia. 5th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umut Sarpel
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  1. 1.Department of Surgery Division of Surgical OncologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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