Simple technique reduces post-op pain in gastric cancer

Extensive lavage brings unexpected benefits, report researchers
Reuters Health
surgeons in operating theatre

Extensive lavage during resection of peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer increases safety and reduces short-term complications, a study shows.

Chinese researchers randomly assigned 550 patients with advanced gastric cancer to D2 gastrectomy with or without extensive peritoneal lavage at 11 centres between 2016 and 2017.