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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jun 15, 2021; 13(6): 560-573
Published online Jun 15, 2021. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v13.i6.560
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Figure 1 Epidemiology of early gastric cancer. In China, early gastric cancer (EGC) accounts for 19% of the total gastric cancer cases, while in Korea and Japan, EGC accounts for 61% and 58.7% of the total gastric cancer cases, respectively.
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Figure 2 Indications for pylorus-preserving gastrectomy. For early gastric cancer patients with cT1N0, when the tumor lesion is located at the greater curvature of the gastric body and the distance from the pylorus is more than 4 cm, they are suitable for pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG) surgery. The advantages of PPG include reduced incidence of dumping syndrome and bile reflux due to pyloric resection, as well as better food storage.