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Comparison of Early Postoperative Outcomes after Total Gastrectomy and D2 Lymph Node Dissection with and without Splenectomy

Musa Akoglu, Ilter Ozer, Murat Ulas, Volkan Oter, Tahsin Dalgic, Kadri Colakoglu, Murat Cayci, Erdal B Bostanci

Keywords : Gastric cancer surgery, Postoperative outcomes, Splenectomy, Total gastrectomy

Citation Information : Akoglu M, Ozer I, Ulas M, Oter V, Dalgic T, Colakoglu K, Cayci M, Bostanci EB. Comparison of Early Postoperative Outcomes after Total Gastrectomy and D2 Lymph Node Dissection with and without Splenectomy. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2018; 8 (2):108-111.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1274

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Background: A famous prognostic ingredient for gastric cancer is the lymph node metastasis. Previously in the therapy of gastric cancer, splenectomy was considered as a definitive part of lymph node dissection. Currently, preservation of the spleen is the accepted approach during total gastrectomy and routine splenectomy is abandoned. The aim of this study was to estimate the impression of splenectomy for D2 lymph node dissection with total gastrectomy. Methodology: Between February 1998 and January 2012, 1531 patients underwent gastric cancer surgery. Of these 257 patients, 205 patients underwent total gastrectomy with splenectomy, and the remaining 52 underwent a spleen-preserving total gastrectomy. Results: No statistical difference between these two groups in terms of age, gender, comorbidity, stage and American Society of Anesthesiologists score, surgical complications were detected. A significant difference was not seen in these groups with regard to postoperative mortality too. Conclusion: Early postoperative results were similar after TG ± splenectomy. Performing splenectomy did not increase the postoperative morbidity and mortality.

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