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Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal

Abstract

The results of total gastrectomy in 47 patients with carcinoma of the stomach are reported. Extended total gastrectomy is recommended only if the growth cannot be removed by any other means. It should not be performed if the growth is not totally resectable. The operative mortality and postoperative results of total gastrectomy have improved to the extent that this operation for carcinoma of the stomach should be undertaken where indicated.

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