Randomised comparison of morbidity after D1 and D2 dissection for gastric cancer in 996 Dutch patients.

@article{Bonenkamp1995RandomisedCO,
  title={Randomised comparison of morbidity after D1 and D2 dissection for gastric cancer in 996 Dutch patients.},
  author={Johannes J. Bonenkamp and Ilfet Songun and J E Hermans and Mitsuru Sasako and K. Welvaart and J. Th. M. Plukker and P J van Elk and Huug Obertop and Dirk. J. Gouma and Carlo W. Taat},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1995},
  volume={345 8952},
  pages={745-8}
}
For patients with gastric cancer deemed curable the only treatment option is surgery, but there is disagreement about whether accompanying lymph-node dissection should be limited to the perigastric nodes (D1) or should extend to regional lymph nodes outside the perigastric area (D2). We carried out a multicentre randomised comparison of D1 and D2 dissection. 1078 patients were randomised (539 to each group). 26 allocated D1 and 56 allocated D2 were found not to satisfy eligibility criteria… CONTINUE READING
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