Postoperative evaluation of function-preserving gastrectomy for early gastric cancer.

  title={Postoperative evaluation of function-preserving gastrectomy for early gastric cancer.},
  author={Eiji Nomura and Hiroshi Isozaki and Keizo Fujii and Masao Toyoda and Masami Niki and Shozo Sako and Hideaki Mabuchi and Kanji Nishiguchi and Nobuhiko Tanigawa},
  volume={50 54},
BACKGROUND/AIMS We evaluated the efficacy of the following three surgical options in gastrectomy for early gastric cancer; 1) reduction of the extent of gastrectomy, 2) preservation of the vagal nerve, and 3) preservation of the pylorus. METHODOLOGY The postoperative physical conditions of patients who had undergone 6 kinds of operating methods incorporating elements 1), 2) and 3) were compared. The efficacy of elements 1) and 3) was evaluated by comparison among a 2/3 proximal gastrectomy… CONTINUE READING
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