Retrospective Study
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. May 15, 2020; 12(5): 569-581
Published online May 15, 2020. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v12.i5.569
Gastric cancer with peritoneal metastases: Efficiency of standard treatment methods
Roman Yarema, Мyron Оhorchak, Petro Hyrya, Yuriy Kovalchuk, Victor Safiyan, Ivan Karelin, Severyn Ferneza, Markiyan Fetsych, Myron Matusyak, Yuriy Oliynyk, Тaras Fetsych
Roman Yarema, Severyn Ferneza, Markiyan Fetsych, Yuriy Oliynyk, Тaras Fetsych, Department of oncology and Radiology, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Lviv 79010, Ukraine
Мyron Оhorchak, Petro Hyrya, Yuriy Kovalchuk, Victor Safiyan, Ivan Karelin, Myron Matusyak, Department of Abdominal Surgery, Lviv Oncological Regional Treatment and Diagnostic Center, Lviv 79000, Ukraine
Author contributions: Yarema R designed and performed the research and wrote the paper; Оhorchak M designed the research and supervised the report; Ferneza S, Fetsych M, Oliynyk Y contributed to the analysis; Hyrya P, Kovalchuk Y, Safiyan V, Karelin I and Matusyak M provided clinical advice; Fetsych T supervised the report.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Lviv Oncological Regional Treatment and Diagnostic Center.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Roman Yarema, MD, PhD, Surgical Oncologist, Department of Oncology and Radiology, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, 69 Pekarska Street, Lviv 79010, Ukraine.
Received: December 29, 2019
Peer-review started: December 29, 2019
First decision: February 20, 2020
Revised: March 24, 2020
Accepted: March 28, 2020
Article in press: March 28, 2020
Published online: May 15, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: This is a retrospective study to evaluate the efficacy of standard treatment methods (i.e., palliative chemotherapy, palliative gastrectomy, and the best supportive care) in gastric cancer patients with peritoneal metastases (PM). Analysis was performed on 200 patients with synchronous PM. Palliative gastrectomy could prove effective in treating patients with early stage PM. The three standard treatment methods are equally effective for moderate stages of PM. In cases with advanced peritoneal carcinomatosis, a significant increase in prognosis was registered only after treatment with palliative chemotherapy.