[Chronological trends in gastric cancer surgery in Japan].

  title={[Chronological trends in gastric cancer surgery in Japan].},
  author={Seiji Koga},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  volume={15 1},
  • Seiji Koga
  • Published 1988 in Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
The development of surgery for gastric cancer in Japan was reviewed. Recently, favorable long-term results have been obtained in surgically treated gastric cancer patients. This success has been mainly attributable to the performance of extended lymph node removal since the 1960s and of active total gastrectomy since the 1950s. Furthermore, gastrectomy combined with the resection of other organs since the 1960s, has resulted in an improvement of resectability. On the other hand, modified lymph… CONTINUE READING