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World J Gastrointest Surg. Oct 27, 2015; 7(10): 249-253
Published online Oct 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i10.249
Bursectomy at radical gastrectomy
Cuneyt Kayaalp
Cuneyt Kayaalp, Department of Surgery, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Inonu University, 44280 Malatya, Turkey
Author contributions: Kayaalp C solely contributed to this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Cuneyt Kayaalp, MD, Professor, Department of Surgery, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Inonu University, Merkez, 44280 Malatya, Turkey.
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Received: May 29, 2015
Peer-review started: June 1, 2015
First decision: July 25, 2015
Revised: August 3, 2015
Accepted: August 20, 2015
Article in press: August 21, 2015
Published online: October 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Components of radical gastrectomy have decreased over time but bursectomy has been still accepted as an integral part of radical gastrectomy by Far East surgeons but not world-wide. More large-scale comparative studies are necessary to determine its benefits for cancer recurrence and patient survival. Until patient benefits are demonstrated by future studies, its routine application cannot be justified.