We reviewed the clinical and pathologic experiences of gastric carcinoma cases seen in our department. Early diagnostics of the carcinomas were documented, especially in the cases of small gastric carcinoma, carcinoma of the gastric cardia, and in cases of young patients. The importance of lymphadenectomy in surgical treatment was emphasized as a cure for patients with gastric carcinoma. The surgical treatment and results for far advanced cases were also demonstrated. Several pathologic factors related to prognosis were shown; these included growth patterns, special gross or histologic types, stromal reactions, immunohistochemical studies, and others. We emphasize that a full understanding of the pathologic characteristics of gastric carcinoma is indispensable for providing adequate treatment.
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