Perioperative management of polycythemia vera with advanced
A 73-year-old man was diagnosed as PV on the basis of abnormal laboratory data eight years previously. Three months ago, he was referred to our department for anorexia and melena. The preoperative diagnosis was advanced gastric cancer, Stage IIB. To avoid perioperative thrombotic and hemorrhagic events, low-dose aspirin administration was continued with an additional dose of hydroxyurea. Emergent control was necessary because of the severity of gastric cancer symptoms, including pyloric stenosis and anemia. Distal gastrectomy with D2 lymph node resection was performed. The postoperative course was satisfactory, and the patient is currently doing well without any signs of recurrence or hematological complications.

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