Stomach and esophagus surgery
The team of experts at the Atlas General hospital perform the most complex interventions on the stomach and esophagus.
The cause of stomach carcinoma is unknown but it is certain that inadequate diet may be one of the risk factors.
Other risk factors include smoking, alcoholism, athrophic gastritis, and pernicious anaemia.
The World Health Organization announced in 1994 that Helicobacter pylori may be cancerogenous for some types of stomach tumours.
Patients usually have atypical symptoms like stomach upset, bloating after meals and not rarely pain. Anorexia (loss of appetite) and nausea are also present.
Weight loss is present in 50 percent of patients. Nausea, blood vomiting ( haematemesis), blood in the stool (melena), loss of appetite, anaemia due to occult bleeding (unnoticeable bleeding most often detected by chemical analyses) are present in two thirds of patients.
About 25 percent of patients have problems similar to those experienced by patients suffering from gastric ulcer.In the later stage of disease, patients lose weight and some may feel tumor mass in the upper part of the abdomen.
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