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World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jul 7;20(25):8268-73. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i25.8268.

Proximal gastrectomy with jejunal interposition and TGRY anastomosis for proximal gastric cancer.

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Ping Zhao, Shuo-Meng Xiao, Ling-Chao Tang, Zhi Ding, Xiang Zhou, Xiao-Dong Chen, Department of Gastro-hepatic Surgery, Sichuan Cancer Hospital, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China.



To compare the short-term outcomes of patients who underwent proximal gastrectomy with jejunal interposition (PGJI) with those undergoing total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y anastomosis (TGRY).


From January 2009 to January 2011, thirty-five patients underwent PGJI, and forty-one patients underwent TGRY. The surgical efficacy and short-term follow-up outcomes were compared between the two groups.


There were no differences in the demographic and clinicopathological characteristics. The mean operation duration and postoperative hospital stay in the PGJI group were statistically longer than those in the TGRY group (P = 0.00). No anastomosis leakage was observed in two groups. No statistically significant difference was found in endoscopic findings, Visick grade or serum albumin level. The single-meal food intake in the PGJI group was more than that in the TGRY group (P = 0.00). The PG group showed significantly better hemoglobin levels in the second year (P = 0.02). The two-year survival rate was not significantly different (PGJI vs TGRY, 93.55% vs 92.5%, P = 1.0).


PGJI is a safe, radical surgical method for proximal gastric cancer and leads to better outcomes in terms of the single-meal food intake and hemoglobin level, compared with TGRY in the short term.


Proximal gastric cancer; Proximalgastrectomy with jejunal interposition; Total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y anastomosis

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