Early gastric cancer: a report of 30 cases

J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1990 Aug;35(4):237-9.


Thirty patients with early gastric cancer have been reviewed. Endoscopy demonstrated gastric abnormality in 93% of patients examined and biopsy was accurate in 96% of cases. Twenty-nine patients were treated by partial gastrectomy, although three required further procedures. The commonest morphological type was type III (45%). Five patients with early gastric cancer had lymph node spread at the time of presentation. The relative 5-year survival rate was 68%. Four patients eventually died of gastric cancer. Three patients (10%) developed a second primary carcinoma. The significance of this diagnosis is emphasized and selective screening is considered.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gastrectomy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Stomach Neoplasms / mortality
  • Stomach Neoplasms / pathology
  • Stomach Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Survival Rate