Less invasive surgery for early gastric cancer based on the low probability of lymph node metastasis.

@article{Tsujitani1999LessIS,
  title={Less invasive surgery for early gastric cancer based on the low probability of lymph node metastasis.},
  author={Shunichi Tsujitani and Sohich Oka and Hiroaki Saito and Akira Kondo and Masahide Ikeguchi and Michio Maeta and Nobuaki Kaibara},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={148-54}
}
BACKGROUND Less invasive treatment is the current trend in many surgical fields. Most patients with early gastric cancer do not have lymph node metastasis. Thus extensive resection of the stomach and extended lymph node dissection do not appear to be necessary. METHODS In a retrospective study, 890 consecutive patients with early gastric cancer who had undergone standard gastrectomy were assessed for depth of invasion, gross appearance, and maximum diameter of the tumor to examine the… CONTINUE READING
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