Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality After Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: Prospective Cohort Study
Patients Who Underwent Gastrectomy With Lymph Node Dissection for Gastric Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Stomach Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Name: gastrectomy
Type: Procedure
Overall Status
Gastric cancer is still one of the main health care issue and gastrectomy with lymph node dissection is the only chance to be cure. Even though the development and standardization of gastric cancer surgery, the morbidity of gastric cancer surgery was reported around 20% with less than 1% of mortality in East. In contrast, around 40% of morbidity and 10% of mortality was reported in West. There has been several indexes which can define the complications after surgery, but adapting it into clinical practice is sometimes difficult due to the heterogeneous opinion between surgeons. Thus for clear defining the complications after surgery, consensus between many surgeons and prospective cohort study is necessary. The purpose of this study is collecting the complications data after gastric cancer surgery and defining it with every week meeting by at least 6 or more surgeons' discussion.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 90 Years
Minimum Age: 20 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- patients who had histologically confirmed gastric cancer and are going to underwent gastrectomy

- age over 20 years with agree to the study

Exclusion Criteria:

- withdrawal of their agreement

- vulnerable subjects (ex. pregnancy, disabled to decide by him or herself, cannot understand the study such as mental retardation or foreigner)
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University Health System, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Woo Jin Hyung, MD - 82-2-2228-2100 -
Start Date
January 2013
Completion Date
November 2014
Yonsei University
Yonsei University
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