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Evaluation of jejunal pouch interposition after proximal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer in the upper third of the stomach.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS
Proximal gastrectomy has two problems, reflux esophagitis and curability. This study evaluates postoperative outcomes focusing on reflux esophagitis and curability of proximal gastrectomy with jejunal pouch interposition for early gastric cancer in the upper third of the stomach.
METHODOLOGY
One hundred and thirty nine patients who underwent jejunal pouch interposition between 1996 and 2011, 10 esophago-gastrostomy and 20 jejunal interposition at our institution were compared retrospectively to examine heart burn and reflux esophagitis. Furthermore, we examined the remote outcomes of jejunal pouch interposition patients.
RESULTS
There were significantly fewer cases of heart burn; the numbers of cases of reflux esophagitis based on endoscopic findings were significantly small in jejunal pouch interposition. Carcinoma of the remnant stomach after jejunal pouch interposition was observed in 9 patients, curative treatment was possible with endoscopic therapy in 6 patients and surgical treatment in 3 patients. There are 119 survivals and 20 deaths at present Death caused primary disease is only 2 patients. Both recurrent patterns were peritoneal metastasis and the histopathological diagnosis was not indicated for proximal gastrectomy.
CONCLUSIONS
Jejunal pouch interposition after proximal gastrectomy for early upper third gastric cancer proves beneficial and favorable modality achieving prevention of reflux esophagitis and high curability.

Authors

Yabusaki H, Nashimoto A, Matsuki A, Aizawa M

Institution

Department of Surgery, Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Niigata, Japan. yabu@niigata-cc.jp

Source

Hepato-gastroenterology 59:119 2012 Oct pg 2032-6

MeSH

Adult
Aged
Chi-Square Distribution
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
Esophagitis, Peptic
Esophagostomy
Female
Gastrectomy
Gastric Stump
Gastrostomy
Heartburn
Humans
Jejunum
Male
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Retrospective Studies
Stomach Neoplasms
Surgically-Created Structures
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Studies
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22687965