Comparison of Proximal Versus Total Gastrectomy in the Surgical Treatment of Proximal Gastric Cancers

TALİH T. , Patmano M., DAL F. , Sozuer E., Akyildiz H. Y.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.42, no.3, pp.271-275, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2020.40036
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-275
  • Keywords: Proximal gastrectomy, total gastrectomy, surgical oncology, biliopancreatic reflux, UPPER 3RD, STOMACH, RECONSTRUCTION, ADENOCARCINOMA, EXPERIENCE, CHOICE, REFLUX


Objective: The shift in stomach cancer localization has led to new perspectives in the treatment of proximal one-third of the stomach cancer, focusing on the type of resection between total gastrectomy and proximal gastrectomy. We compared the results of patients with proximal gastric cancer, which were treated either with PG or TG regarding postoperative complications, symptoms of reflux esophagitis, the number of dissected lymph nodes, short-term survival, and the compliance to the postoperative planned diet.