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01.12.2016 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

BMC Cancer 1/2016

Correlation analyses between pre- and post-operative adverse events in gastric cancer patients receiving preoperative treatment and gastrectomy

BMC Cancer > Ausgabe 1/2016
Shuang-Xi Li, Sang Hyuk Seo, Yoon Young Choi, Masatoshi Nakagawa, Ji Yeong An, Hyoung-Il Kim, Jae-Ho Cheong, Woo Jin Hyung, Sung Hoon Noh
Wichtige Hinweise
Shuang-Xi Li and Sang Hyuk Seo are joint first authors.
Shuang-Xi Li and Sang Hyuk Seo contributed equally to this work.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

SXL, SHS and YYC participated in study design, data collection and analysis. SXL and SHS wrote the manuscript. MN, JYA, HIK, JHC, WJH and SHN reviewed and revised the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.



Preoperative chemotherapy (PCT) and chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) showed promising results for gastric cancers. However, the influence of preoperative adverse events (AEs) on postoperative complications remains unknown. The aim of this study was to identify correlations between them.


Clinical data and laboratory findings were retrieved retrospectively for 115 patients who underwent gastrectomy after PCT or PCRT between 2010 and 2013. Preoperative AEs and postoperative complications were classified according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) and Clavien-Dindo (CD) grading systems, respectively. Correlations between CTCAE grades and CD grades were analyzed, and clinical data and laboratory findings were compared among three groups classified according to CD grades: CD0, CD1/2, and CD3/4.


There were 61 (53.0 %) patients in the CD0 group, 44 (38.3 %) patients in the CD1/2 group, and 10 (8.7 %) patients in the CD3/4 group. The CTCAE grades did not correlate with the CD grades. Only estimated blood loss (P = 0.019) and transfusion rate (P < 0.001) differed among the three CD groups.


There are no correlations between pre- and post-operative adverse events in the terms of severity grades in patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy after PCT or PCRT. Meticulous intraoperative manipulations should be emphasized.
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