International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 5.1 / 10


Role of Early Physiotherapy Intervention on Gastrectomy Surgery: A Case Report

N. Hemavathi | T. Bharaneedharan [4] | A. Kirthiga [3]


Abstract: Gastric cancer is a global public health problem. It is the third leading cause of cancer - related mortality. Incidence of gastric cancer varies regions and this heterogeneity is attributed to multifactor, including infection, environmental and genetic traits. Understanding the etiology, epidemiology and risk factors of gastric cancer is important for the prevention and targeted cure of disease. The management and prevention of gastric cancer for surgical resection for treating gastric cancer. Laparoscopic gastrectomy lymphadenectomy D2 dissection with Billroth II gastrojejunostomy surgery for gastric cancer. The most common risk factors for the development of postoperative complications include duration of anesthesia, respiratory comorbidities, obesity, increased age and multiple surgeries. The present case study focuses on early physiotherapy intervention after major surgery includes various chest physiotherapy techniques like percussion, deep breathing & coughing techniques, incentive spirometry and early mobilization. Gastrectomy surgery impacts on physical recovery, so the pre - operative and post - operative rehabilitation programs may improve the health related quality of life of the patients.


Keywords: Gastric cancer, Gastrectomy, Quality of life. Chest physiotherapy, Respiratory physiotherapy, early ambulation


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,


Pages: 1796 - 1798


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