Pylorous-Preserving Gastrectomy

  • Seung-Young Oh
  • Hyuk-Jun Lee
  • Han-Kwang YangEmail author


With the increasing proportion of early gastric cancer (EGC) and the excellent survival outcomes after treatment, surgeons are now paying attention to postoperative quality of life (QOL) to be as important as survival for these patients [1, 2]. Function-preserving surgery is a surgical approach which meets such trend. Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG) is a good example of function-preserving surgeries to reduce the surgical extent without compromising oncologic safety. PPG was firstly introduced by Maki et al. in 1967 for the treatment of peptic ulcers [3] and then was applied in gastric cancer in Japan and Korea. EGC located in the middle part of the stomach would be indicated, and with preserved pylorus, less postgastrectomy symptom or sequelae are expected.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seoul National University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea

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