Is D2 lymphadenectomy in gastrectomy safe with regard to the skill of the operator?

@article{Moriwaki2001IsDL,
  title={Is D2 lymphadenectomy in gastrectomy safe with regard to the skill of the operator?},
  author={Yoshihiro Moriwaki and Shino Kobayashi and Chikara Kunisaki and Hirofumi Harada and Shunsuke Imai and Yoshihiro Kido and Chitaka Kasaoka},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={111-7}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS D2 gastrectomy has been regarded as an inconvenient procedure with high morbidity and no survival benefit in the West. Recent western studies, however, especially from specialist centers, have shown a survival benefit and the safety of D2 gastrectomy. The aim of this study is to clarify the safety of D2 gastrectomy (defined by the Japanese Research Society for the Study of Gastric Cancer), even if carried out by a junior surgeon, and to show that it is not a particularly… CONTINUE READING