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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jun 15, 2016; 8(6): 489-497
Published online Jun 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i6.489
On the road to standardization of D2 lymph node dissection in a European population of patients with gastric cancer
Roman Yarema, Giovanni de Manzoni, Taras Fetsych, Myron Ohorchak, Mykhailo Pliatsko, Maria Bencivenga
Roman Yarema, Taras Fetsych, Department of Oncology and Medical Radiology, Lviv National Medical University named after Danylo Halytskyi, 79010 Lviv, Ukraine
Giovanni de Manzoni, Maria Bencivenga, Department of Surgery, General and Upper G.I. Surgery Division, University of Verona, 37126 Verona, Italy
Myron Ohorchak, Department of Abdominal Surgery, Lviv Regional State Cancer Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center, 79000 Lviv, Ukraine
Mykhailo Pliatsko, Department of Endoscopic, Lviv Regional Clinical Diagnostic Center, 79010 Lviv, Ukraine
Author contributions: Yarema R performed the research and wrote the paper; de Manzoni G, Fetsych T, Ohorchak M, Pliatsko M and Bencivenga M contributed critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Roman Yarema, MD, PhD, Department of Oncology and Medical Radiology, Lviv National Medical University named after Danylo Halytskyi, Pekarska str., 69, 79010 Lviv, Ukraine.
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Received: January 15, 2016
Peer-review started: January 18, 2016
First decision: February 22, 2016
Revised: March 24, 2016
Accepted: April 14, 2016
Article in press: April 18, 2016
Published online: June 15, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: The amount of lymph node dissection required during surgical treatment of gastric cancer has been quite controversial. We can now claim that D2 lymph node dissection improves the prognosis in European populations with gastric cancer, but only when the surgical quality of the lymph node dissection execution is adequate.