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Concept: Gastrectomy


In recent years, laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy has become the recognized procedure for treatment of early gastric cancer because of improved cosmesis and reduced postoperative pain. However, there are a few reports of laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) performed for gastric cancer in the upper third or middle third stomach due to the difficulties of surgical techniques and the safety of oncologic short-term and long-term outcomes.

Concepts: Gastrectomy, Term, Abdomen, Helicobacter pylori, Metastasis, Stomach cancer, Stomach


Laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy (LPG) is performed as a function-preserving surgery for patients with early proximal gastric malignant tumors; however, whether LPG has advantages postoperatively compared with laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) is debatable, especially with regard to nutritional outcomes.

Concepts: Mass, Laparoscopic surgery, Gastrectomy, Surgery, Glycogen, Oncology, Cancer, Obesity


Compared with total gastrectomy, proximal gastrectomy (PG) has potential advantages from a nutritional perspective, such as anemia and postoperative loss of body weight. However, PG is associated with some postoperative functional disorders, such as reflux esophagus (13-31%) and anastomotic stenosis (3-29%).1 We therefore developed a new procedure for fundoplication during esophago-gastrostomy after robotic PG (RPG).

Concepts: Esophagus, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Gastrectomy, Developed country, Obesity, Stomach


Despite all advances regarding the surgical treatment of gastric cancer (GC), duodenal stump fistula (DF) continues to negatively affect postoperative outcomes. This study aimed to assess DF regarding its incidence, risk factors, management and impact on overall survival.

Concepts: Duodenum, Peptic ulcer, Gastrectomy, Complication, Evaluation methods, Epidemiology, Stomach


Laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) is increasingly performed in patients with gastric cancer. However, the usage of intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy (IEJ) following LTG is limited, as the safety and efficacy remain unclear. The present meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of IEJ following LTG.

Concepts: Gastrectomy, Stomach, Present, Time


Adenocarcinomas at the cardia are biologically aggressive tumors with poor long-term survival following curative resection. For resectable adenocarcinoma of the cardia, mostly esophagus extended total gastrectomy or esophagus extended proximal gastric resection is performed; however, the surgical approach, transhiatal or transthoracic, is still under discussion. Postoperative morbidity, mortality and long-term survival were analyzed to evaluate the potential differences in clinically relevant outcomes.

Concepts: Anal sac adenocarcinoma, Gastrectomy, Adenocarcinoma, Organ, Esophagus, Cardia, Esophageal cancer, Stomach


To evaluate the feasibility and the short-term safety of self-pulling and latter transected esophagojejunostomy(SPLT) in totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy (TLTG).

Concepts: Gastrectomy


In the past, people only focused on surgical resection of gastric cancer to obtain satisfactory therapeutic effect, while the concept of function-preserving in gastric cancer surgery has not been emphasized. Gastric function-preserving surgery was originally performed by Japanese doctor Maki for surgical treatment of gastroduodenal ulcer. With the definition of early gastric cancer being accepted, the pylorus-preserving gastrectomy can be used continuously in the treatment of gastric cancer. Because of high incidence of early gastric cancer in Japan, a variety of application and research about function-preserving gastrectomy in other areas for treatment of early gastric cancer, such as proximal gastrectomy and jejunal interposition, segmental gastrectomy, gastric local resection and laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) at the same time, and regional or sentinel lymph node dissection were performed for the purpose of radical cure. Function-preserving gastrectomy for the treatment of early gastric cancer should include four important factors: (1) decrease of the scope of gastrectomy; (2)retaining pylorus; (3)retaining vagus nerve; (4)regional or sentinel lymph node dissection. The technique of sentinel lymph node can reduce the extent of gastric resection, avoid distal gastrectomy or total gastrectomy, and make gastric resection more suitable for laparoscopic partial gastrectomy, segmental resection, pylorus-preserving gastrectomy and proximal gastrectomy. Function-preserving gastrectomy has the advantage of improving the quality of life and has great potential in the treatment of early gastric cancer. However, the various treatment methods including LECS need strict technical standardization for confirmation of oncology safety. We need careful design, prospective multicenter randomized controlled trials to provide theoretical and technical support.

Concepts: Gastrectomy, Peptic ulcer, Randomized controlled trial, Sentinel lymph node, Surgery, Oncology, Lymphatic system, Stomach


Gastroesophageal reflux (GR) after radical resection of proximal gastric cancer (PGC) may influence survival; however, few studies have investigated survival in PGC patients who develop GR following radical resection. This study aimed to correlate the occurrence of GR after proximal gastrectomy (PG) and total gastrectomy (TG) with clinicopathological factors and long-term survival.

Concepts: Trigraph, Cultural studies, Gastrectomy, Stomach, Gastroesophageal reflux disease


Esophageal reflux symptom has been reported as common in patients with subtotal gastrectomy. Management of postoperative esophageal reflux symptom is not satisfactory. The aim of this study is to investigate prevalence of esophageal reflux symptom after subtotal gastrectomy and assess factors affecting esophageal reflux symptom in subtotal gastrectomy patients.

Concepts: Esophageal cancer, Gastrectomy, Gastric acid, Gastroesophageal reflux disease