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Five-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial comparing bursectomy and omentectomy alone for resectable gastric cancer (JCOG1001).

Kurokawa Y, Doki Y, Mizusawa J, Yoshikawa T, Yamada T, Kimura Y et al.

Br J Surg 2023; 110: 50–56.

This study that was terminated early after interim analysis, included 1204 procedures. The addition of total resection of the bursa omentalis did not improve overall 5-year survival compared to omentectomy alone: 74.9 versus 76.5 per cent respectively, P=0.59.

Comment: The limitations of extended surgery.

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