Lymph node metastasis at the splenic hilum in proximal gastric cancer.

@article{Ikeguchi2004LymphNM,
  title={Lymph node metastasis at the splenic hilum in proximal gastric cancer.},
  author={Masahide Ikeguchi and Nobuaki Kaibara},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 7},
  pages={645-8}
}
We performed splenectomy on patients with macroscopic advanced gastric cancer located at the proximal part of the stomach to achieve complete D2 lymphadenectomy. The aim of this study was to clarify the survival benefit of splenectomy in the treatment of gastric cancer. The clinical records of 225 patients who underwent total gastrectomy with splenectomy for gastric cancers involving the proximal part of the stomach were analyzed retrospectively. Nodal involvement at the splenic hilum (no. 10… CONTINUE READING

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