Gastrectomy (for Cancer)

Koichi Suda, Yuko Kitagawa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Gastrectomy, which means removal of the stomach, has currently been performed mostly for curative treatment of stomach cancer in combination with regional lymph node dissection. After the removal, digestive tract is reconnected using esophagojejunostomy, gastroduodenostomy, gastrojejunostomy, or esophagogastrostomy. Some complications take place early or late after gastrectomy in association with the extent of stomach and lymph node dissection. Minimally invasive approach improves the patient's recovery and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Second Edition
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128124604
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


  • Gastrectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedure
  • Postoperative complication
  • Reconstructive surgical procedures
  • Robotic surgical procedure
  • Stomach neoplasm
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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