Pathological prognostic score as a simple criterion to predict outcome in gastric carcinoma

Tadahiro Nozoe, Tomohiro Iguchi, Akinori Egashira, Eisuke Adachi, Akito Matsukuma, Takahiro Ezaki

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to establish a simple criterion to predict prognosis of patients with gastric carcinoma. Methods: Two hundred four patients with gastric carcinoma, who had been treated with curative resection, were enrolled. One point was added for each category among four pathological factors of depth of tumor, lymph node metastasis, venous invasion, and lymphatic invasion. Pathological Prognostic Score (PPS) was determined by an aggregate of these points for each category. Results: There existed a significant difference between survivals of patients with PPS 0 or 1 and 2 or 3 (P=0.0002). Similarly, there also existed a significant difference between survivals of patients with PPS 2 or 3 and 4 (P=0.010). Conclusions: PPS can be quite simple criteria to predict prognosis of gastric carcinoma with a strict stratification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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