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World J Gastrointest Surg. Apr 27, 2024; 16(4): 974-981
Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.974
How to identify early complications in patients undergoing distal gastrectomy?
Giuseppe Tropeano, Maria Michela Chiarello, Valeria Fico, Giuseppe Brisinda
Giuseppe Tropeano, Valeria Fico, Giuseppe Brisinda, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Center, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli IRCCS, Rome 00168, Italy
Maria Michela Chiarello, Department of Surgery, Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Cosenza, Cosenza 87100, Italy
Giuseppe Brisinda, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome 00168, Italy
Author contributions: Tropeano G, Chiarello MM, Fico V and Brisinda G designed the research; Fico V performed the research; Fico V and Chiarello MM analyzed the data; All the authors wrote, read and approved the final manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
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Corresponding author: Giuseppe Brisinda, MD, Professor, Surgeon, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Center, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli IRCCS, 8 Largo Agostino Gemelli, Rome 00168, Italy. gbrisin@tin.it
Received: November 12, 2023
Peer-review started: November 12, 2023
First decision: February 5, 2024
Revised: February 5, 2024
Accepted: March 25, 2024
Article in press: March 25, 2024
Published online: April 27, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Surgical treatment is still the mainstay of curative gastric cancer treatment. The extent of lymphadenectomy is the only factor that can be influenced by the surgeon. Despite the therapeutic value of lymphadenectomy, mortality and complications are still high in gastric cancer surgery. The study presented by Zhang et al represent an interesting analysis on the possibility to prevent post-operative morbidity. The prediction model can be used to guide the detection of early postoperative complications.