Article Abstract

Replacement of laparoscopic total gastrectomy with laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy for upper early gastric cancer

Authors: Susumu Shibasaki, Koichi Suda, Ichiro Uyama


In accordance with the increased incidence of proximal early gastric cancer (EGC), particularly in Asian countries (1,2), the demand for proximal gastrectomy (PG) as a function-preserving surgery continues to escalate.