Spleen-preserving splenic lymph node dissection in radical total gastrectomy.

TitleSpleen-preserving splenic lymph node dissection in radical total gastrectomy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJie Z, Li Z, Cao Y, Liu Y, Jiang M, Lin L, Zhang G
JournalChinese journal of cancer research = Chung-kuo yen cheng yen chiu
Date Published2013 Aug

Radical gastrectomy has been recognized as the standard surgical treatment for advanced gastric cancer, and essentially applied in a wide variety of clinical settings. The thoroughness of lymph node dissection is an important prognostic factor for patients with advanced gastric cancer. Splenic lymph node dissection is required during D2 radical gastrectomy for upper stomach cancer. This is often accompanied by removal of the spleen in the past few decades. A growing number of investigators believe, however, that the spleen plays an important role as an immune organ, and thus they encourage the application of a spleen-preserving method for splenic hilum lymph node dissection.

Alternate JournalChin. J. Cancer Res.