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