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Risk Factor of Anemia after a Gastrectomy in Patients with Gastric Cancer
Surg Metab Nutr 2019;10(1):15-19
Published online June 30, 2019
© 2019 The Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition.

In Jun Yang, M.D., Dong-Wook Kim, M.D., Ye Seob Jee, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Ye Seob Jee, Department of Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, 201 Manghyang-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea
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Received December 15, 2018; Accepted June 3, 2019.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Purpose: In this study, we evaluate hematologic change of iron and vitamin B12 on post-operative anemia after gastrectomy for gastric cancer.
Materials and Methods:The patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy between January 2013 and December 2013 in Dankook university hospital were retrospectively reviewed. The 62 patients were followed up for 36 month postoperatively.
Results:The incidences of anemia in female patients were turned out to be higher than those in male patients but there were no statistical difference; (44.4% vs 40.9%, P=0.399) at 6 month, (33.3% vs 25.0%, P=0.252) at 12 month, (22.2% vs 15.9%, P=0.277) at 18 month, (27.8% vs 15.9%, P=0.142) at 36 month after surgery. Patients with distal gastrectomy after the surgery showed decreasing incidence of anemia while patients with total gastrectomy showed decreasing incidence of anemia until 12 months but increasing incidence after that time.
Conclusion: Anemia, Vitamin B12 and iron deficiency must be evaluated after surgery for gastric cancer and active treatment is necessary as needed.
Keywords : Hemoglobin, Anemia, Early gastric cancer, Serum Iron, Vitamin B12

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