advanced gastric cancer
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advanced gastric cancerInvasive adenocarcinoma of the stomach which extends beyond the submucosa.
Peptic ulcer symptoms, anaemia, weight loss, haematemesis and symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction.
Palliative surgical resection, surgical bypass (gastrojejunostomy), radiation therapy and endoscopic techniques; radical gastrectomy carries a rate of perioperative morbidity and no survival benefit.