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Special Issue "Surgical Management of Gastric Cancer"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Gastroenterology & Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Medicine".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2019).
Gastrectomy is the cornerstone of curative treatment for patients with gastric cancer. Minimally invasive gastrectomy may improve the surgical outcome; however, it remains unclear to which extent it is superior to open techniques. Furthermore, the role of robotics and sentinel node biopsy needs to be established. For gastroesophageal junction tumors, the optimal surgical approach is less clear and may consist of a gastrectomy or esophagectomy.
In advanced stage, a D2 lymphadenectomy is the standard of care, whereas the role of D3 lymphadenectomy in the Western population needs to be established, as well as the oncological importance of omentectomy.
The treatment of patients with oligometastatic disease or peritoneal metastases is changing rapidly as new neoadjuant treaments combined with HIPEC are being investigated.
Enhanced recovery programs have been introduced to quicken postoperative recovery by early mobilisation and feeding. The use of jejunostomy tube feeding is under debate.
Evidence regarding the optimal staging of gastric cancer and timing of treatment is lacking, and the same applies to the follow-up regimen.
This Special Issue aims to give insight into the mentioned aspects of surgical gastric cancer treatment, whith emphasis on the new developments of multimodality treatment and fast recovery programs leading to increased survival with improved quality of life.
Prof. Dr. Richard van Hillegersberg
Dr. Jelle Ruurda
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- Gastric cancer
- Minimally invasive gastrectomy
- Robotic surgery
- Sentinel node
- Multimodality treatment