Evaluation of a pylorus-preserving gastrectomy for patients preoperatively diagnosed with early gastric cancer located in the middle third of the stomach

Abstract

Patients diagnosed with early gastric cancer located in the middle third of the stomach have two major surgical options, namely a conventional distal gastrectomy with Billroth I anastomosis (DG) or a pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG). Pyloruspreserving gastrectomy is thought to have greater functional benefits than DG, but the evaluation of its prognosis… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-009-4043-4

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