Body Mass Index Does Not Affect Systematic D2 Lymph Node Dissection and Postoperative Morbidity in Gastric Cancer Patients

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Background: The extent of standard lymph node dissection (D1, D2, or D3) in gastric cancer patients is still controversial. Several prospective European trials attained contradictory results. A generally increased body mass index (BMI) of the European patients was assumed to be one of the major causes for postoperative morbidity. Methods: We evaluated the… (More)
DOI: 10.1245/ASO.2003.07.011

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@article{Gretschel2003BodyMI, title={Body Mass Index Does Not Affect Systematic D2 Lymph Node Dissection and Postoperative Morbidity in Gastric Cancer Patients}, author={Stephan Gretschel and Frank Christoph and Andreas E Bembenek and Lope Est{\'e}v{\'e}z-Schwarz and Ulrike Schneider and PhD Peter M. Schlag}, journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology}, year={2003}, volume={10}, pages={363-368} }