Morbidity and Mortality Results From a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Billroth I and Roux-en-Y Reconstructive Procedures After Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

@article{Imamura2011MorbidityAM,
  title={Morbidity and Mortality Results From a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Billroth I and Roux-en-Y Reconstructive Procedures After Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer},
  author={Hiroshi Imamura and Shuji Takiguchi and Kazuyoshi Yamamoto and Motohiro Hirao and Junya Fujita and Isao Miyashiro and Yukinori Kurokawa and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara and Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={632-637}
}
Billroth I (B-I) and Roux-en-Y (R-Y) reconstructions are commonly performed after distal gastrectomy. Which reconstruction procedure is superior remains controversial. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare the clinical efficacy of B-I and R-Y. Between August 2005 and December 2008, a total of 332 patients with potentially curable gastric cancer enrolled from 18 institutions were intraoperatively randomized to either the B-I group or the R-Y group. Postoperative morbidity and… CONTINUE READING
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