Pylorus-Preserving Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

  title={Pylorus-Preserving Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer},
  author={Seung-young Oh and Hyuk Joon Lee and Han Kwang Yang},
  booktitle={Journal of gastric cancer},
Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG) is a function-preserving surgery for the treatment of early gastric cancer (EGC), aiming to decrease the complication rate and improve postoperative quality of life. According to the Japanese gastric cancer treatment guidelines, PPG can be performed for cT1N0M0 gastric cancer located in the middle-third of the stomach, at least 4.0 cm away from the pylorus. Although the length of the antral cuff gradually increased, from 1.5 cm during the initial use of the… CONTINUE READING
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