Recently updated 18.06.2014
Oslo University Hospital
Follow-up care after treatment of stomach cancer
- For intestinal metaplasia, endoscopy is not indicated. This condition is quite common and the risk for adenocarcinoma is very low. These patients often have gastritis with dyspepsia and are followed up clinically with appropriate treatment (for example acid neutralization/antibiotic treatment against helicobacter pylori).
- Patients with dysplasia (Barrett's esophagus) should be check with endoscopy and new biopsies after 3-6 months.
- After a total gastrectomy, the anastomsis is checked for stenosis about 3 months after the operation.
Subsequent checks for the next 5 years are done with a general practitioner. X-ray of the lungs and ultrasound of the liver may be taken as well as measurement of Hb and vitamin B12.
After stomach surgery
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