For Treatment of the Greater Curvature of the Stomach

  • Sang-Il Lee
  • Young Don Min
  • Tsuyoshi Etoh


The stomach is shaped like a pouch and connects the esophagus and the duodenum. For the surgeon, however, the range of a gastric operation includes the gastroesophageal junction, the stomach, and first portion of the duodenum. The “surgical stomach” includes the cardiac orifice and the pyloric canal [1].


Great Curvature Great Omentum Splenic Injury Gastroduodenal Artery Short Gastric Vessel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryChungnam National University College of MedicineJung-guRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryChosun University College of MedicineDong-guRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Surgery IOita University Faculty of MedicineHasama-machiJapan

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