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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Feb 15, 2019; 11(2): 161-171
Published online Feb 15, 2019. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v11.i2.161
Comparison of endoscopic submucosal dissection with surgical gastrectomy for early gastric cancer: An updated meta-analysis
Hua Li, Li-Qian Feng, Yao-Yao Bian, Li-Li Yang, Deng-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Bin Huo, Li Zeng
Hua Li, Li-Qian Feng, Yao-Yao Bian, Li-Li Yang, Li Zeng, School of First Clinical Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu Province, China
Hua Li, Deng-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Bin Huo, Department of Surgical Oncology, Affiliated Xing Tai People Hospital of Hebei Medial University, Xingtai 054001, Hebei Province, China
Author contributions: Li H, Feng LQ and Bian YY contributed equally to this work; Li H, Huo ZB and Zeng L designed the study and wrote the manuscript; Feng LQ and Bian YY conducted the literature search; Li H and Feng LQ collected and retrieved the data; Li H and Bian YY analyzed the data; Yang LL and Liu DX critically reviewed and revised the manuscript; and all authors proofed the manuscript.
Supported by Municipal Science Funds of Xingtai, No. 2015ZC202.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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Corresponding author: Li Zeng, PhD, Professor, School of First Clinical Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 138 Xianlin Rd, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu Province, China.
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Received: October 16, 2018
Peer-review started: October 16, 2018
First decision: December 7, 2018
Revised: December 17, 2018
Accepted: December 23, 2018
Article in press: December 23, 2018
Published online: February 15, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: The role of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in treating early gastric cancer (EGC) is not well established, especially when compared with resection surgery cases in a long-term follow-up scope. This study collected and analyzed up-to-date clinical data of comparison between ESD and surgical gastrectomy in EGC patients. The results turned out a comparable short- and long-term result between these two groups with more favorable short-term recovery in ESD patients.