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ABSTRACT: We report a case of patient who underwent resection for local recurrent gastric cancer at the anastomotic site curatively. The patient was a 72 years old male with a history of undergoing total gastrectomy for gastric cancer located at the gastric cardia in February 2005. The histological findings of the resected tumor showed a Type 3 advanced gastric cancer invaded into subserosa in the cardia of the stomach with positive lymphatic and venous invasion and lymph node metastasis. The histological diagnosis was moderately differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma. Both the proximal and distal margins were negative for cancer. Endoscopy, 4 years after the first operation, showed a recurrent tumor at the site of esophago-jejunal anastomosis. A resection of the tumor was carried out curatively through the left thoraco-abdominal approach in June 2009. We recommend a resection of anastomotic recurrence especially if it occurs from the first operation in the long interval.
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2010; 37(12):2445-7.