Editorial comment: feasibility of central gastrectomy for gastric cancer.

  title={Editorial comment: feasibility of central gastrectomy for gastric cancer.},
  author={Jouji Iseki and Masakazu Takagi and Kazushige Touyama and Keiji Sano and Kazuhiko Nakagami and Toshiyuki Ori and Noriyuki Ooba and Hideyuki Kin and Hiroyoshi Kojima and Koichi Kojima},
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BACKGROUND Central gastrectomy (CG) for gastric cancer was developed to preserve pyloric function and maintain a large gastric volume. Whether this procedure is feasible for limited cases of gastric cancer is unclear. METHODS On the basis of Union Internationale Contre le Cancer TNM classification, pathologic characteristics, perioperative parameters, and long-term results, we analyzed 100 patients who underwent CG. RESULTS Pathologic findings included T1 (tumor depth, mucosal or submucosal… CONTINUE READING