Gastric Cancer (2017) 20:895–903 DOI 10.1007/s10120-017-0698-5 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E 1 1,2 1 1 • • • • Tsung-Jung Liang Shiuh-Inn Liu Yu-Chia Chen Po-Min Chang 2,3 1,2 1 • • Wei-Chun Huang Hong-Tai Chang I-Shu Chen Received: 17 July 2016 / Accepted: 23 January 2017 / Published online: 2 February 2017 The International Gastric Cancer Association and The Japanese Gastric Cancer Association 2017 Abstract with older age, total gastrectomy, duodenal exclusion, Background The incidence rate of newly developed gall- diabetes, cirrhosis, and more comorbidities. Factors asso- stone disease after gastrectomy for gastric cancer is thought ciated with the use of cholecystectomy to treat gallstone to be higher than that in the general population. However, disease included younger age, fewer comorbidities, medi- the presentation and management of these gallstones cal center admission, and presentation as cholecystitis. remain under debate, and the role of prophylactic chole- Conclusions Although few patients required further gall- cystectomy remains questionable. bladder removal after gastrectomy for gastric malignancy, Methods Data on adult patients who were diagnosed with the increased mortality rate for subsequent cholecystec- gastric cancer and received gastrectomy between 2000 and tomy was worth noting. The decision to undergo
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Published: Feb 2, 2017
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