Is partial gastrectomy a risk for gastric cancer

Is partial gastrectomy a risk factor for the development of gastric cancer? 

Yes. Patients with a history of benign gastric or duodenal ulcers requiring treatment with gastric surgery may be at an increased risk for neoplasia in the gastric remnant. Endoscopic surveillance studies have detected gastric cancer in 4% to 6% of these patients, but population-based studies have failed to confirm an increased risk.


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