Article Abstract

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

Authors: Susumu Shibasaki, Koichi Suda, Ichiro Uyama

Abstract

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.