Gastric remnant; Gastroenterostoma
The gastric stump is defined as the part of the stomach that remains after partial resection. The gastroenterostomy area, either gastroduodenostomy (after Billroth-I) or gastrojejunostomy (after Billroth-II surgery), is important since there is an increased risk of developing (pre-)neoplastic conditions after remote partial gastrectomy. Gastric stump carcinoma or gastric remnant cancer is defined as a gastric carcinoma occurring in the gastric remnant at least 5 years after surgery for benign peptic ulcer disease. Many studies have confirmed the increased risk of developing gastric cancer in the gastric stump. Sometimes the term “gastric stump carcinoma” is used more broadly to refer to all cancers arising in the remnant stomach after partial gastrectomy, regardless of the initial disease or operation, and includes local recurrence in the gastric stump after prior partial gastrectomy for gastric cancer. In the latter, it seems...
References and Further Reading
- Offerhaus, G. J., van de Stadt, J., Huibregtse, K., Tersmette, A. C., & Tytgat, G. N. (1989). The mucosa of the gastric remnant harboring malignancy. Histologic findings in the biopsy specimens of 504 asymptomatic patients 15 to 46 years after partial gastrectomy with emphasis on nonmalignant lesions. Cancer, 64(3), 698–703.PubMedGoogle Scholar