Yonago Acta medica 2006;49:6369
Scirrhous Gastric Cancer: Therapeutic Strategy
Masahide Ikeguchi, Masashi Inoue, Youji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki, Sachiko Matsumoto, Kenji Fukuda, Hiroaki Saito, Shigeru Tatebe and Shun-ichi Tsujitani
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine, Yonago 683-8504 Japan
The prognosis of patients with scirrhous gastric cancer is extremely poor. The management protocol for this type of cancer has not well been documented. In this paper, recent therapeutic outcomes of this type of gastric cancer are reviewed, and we introduce a new treatment protocol for scirrhous gastric cancer.
Key words: intraperitoneal chemotherapy; laparoscopy; real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction; scirrhous gastric cancer