Review of Consecutive Ten Year Intervals

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Records were reviewed for all patients who underwent primary treatment for adenocarcinoma of the stomach at two UCLA hospitals between 1956 and 1975. Division of the data into two, ten-year time periods reveals a pattern of unchanging presentation and pathologic characteristics which probably accounts for the unaltered response to operative therapy. The consistency of certain prognostic findings justifies a surgical approach in which extensive resections are only selectively employed.

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