Obesity and outcome of distal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy for carcinoma.

@article{Kodera2004ObesityAO,
  title={Obesity and outcome of distal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy for carcinoma.},
  author={Yasuhiro Kodera and Seiji Ito and Yoshitaka Yamamura and Yoshinari Mochizuki and Michitaka Fujiwara and Kenji Hibi and Katsuki Ito and Seiji Akiyama and Akimasa Nakao},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 58},
  pages={1225-8}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Obesity has correlated with surgical outcome in patients undergoing elective surgery for various cancers. This relationship has not been examined for gastric cancer surgery performed at a specialized high-volume center. METHODOLOGY Data from 562 consecutive patients treated with potentially curative distal gastrectomy between 1993 and 1999 were used. Patients were assigned to 2 groups according to a combination of Japanese and Western criteria for obesity (group A, body mass… CONTINUE READING

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