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Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2007 Jan;16(1):133-55.

Gastric cancer: D2 dissection or low Maruyama Index-based surgery--a debate.

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  • 1State University of New York at Buffalo, Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA.


This article provides perspectives on the surgical approaches required optimally to manage patients with respectable gastric adenocarcinoma. The status of techniques of surgical resection in the management of gastric cancer is reviewed. The premise of this approach is that extended gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection is good. Also addressed are prognostic and predictive factors in the surgical treatment of stomach cancer.

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