Gastric cancer remains a leading cause of mortality worldwide. The treatment for gastric cancer is multimodal, in which gastrectomy remains the only curative approach. However, gastric resection is often associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates, depending on several factors. These factors can be attributed to the patient as comorbidities or effects of the disease upon him and, on the other hand, there are risk factors independent of the patient, such as aspects of the tumor (type, staging, location), experience of the surgical and anesthetic team, logistics of the hospital, yield of adjuvant therapies etc. We recognize the fact that patient-related risk factors are often overlooked and not taken into consideration prior to surgery, thus becoming a source of morbidity and mortality. These factors are more susceptible to modulating in order to better select candidates for gastric resection and thus create a better outcome. Therefore, identifying and modulating patient-related risk factors is paramount in order to decrease the incidence of morbidity and mortality following gastric resections.
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Dumitriu, Bogdan; Valcea, Sebastian; Andrei, Gabriel; and Beuran, Mircea
"The impact of patient-dependent risk factors on morbidity and mortality following gastric surgery for malignancies,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 8:
2, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol8/iss2/14