Clinico-Pathological Profile of Gastric Cancer Patients Treated at Tertiary Care Cancer Hospital in Assam: Short Term Experience


  • B K Das1, Ashish Gupta2, Anuj Sharma3, L Kalita4, K Bhuyan5



Gastric cancers, retrospective analysis, gastrectomy, anaemia, gastric outlet obstruction, regional lymph node metastasis, tumour thickness


Background: Gastric cancers are among the commonest cancers in developing countries including India. Majority of the patients present in late stages of disease with dismal outcomes.
Materials and Method: Medical records of patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer during 2018 were retrospectively analyzed. Clinical and pathological parameters were recorded and analyzed.
Results: Total of 49 patients were retrospectively analyzed. Most of the patients had advanced disease at presentation with anaemia in 40/49 (81%) and Gastric outlet obstruction in 27/49 (55%). 70% of patients undergoing gastrectomy had node positive disease. There was a trend towards association between node positive disease and tumour thickness >15mm (p=0.024).
Conclusion: Majority of gastric cancer patients in North East India present in advanced stage with anaemia and gastric outlet obstruction. Tumour thickness >15mm can possibly predict regional lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer patients.

Author Biography

B K Das1, Ashish Gupta2, Anuj Sharma3, L Kalita4, K Bhuyan5

1Professor and HOD, Department of Surgical Oncology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, 2Assistant Professor, 3Junior Consultant, 4Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, State Cancer Institute, GMC, 5Professor, Department of Surgery, State Cancer Institute, GMC