How to step over the learning curve of laparoscopic spleen-preserving splenic hilar lymphadenectomy

Qing-Qi Hong, Yong-Wen Li, Zheng-Jie Huang, Ling-Tao Luo, Qi Luo, Jun You


As the reported incidence of No. 10 lymph node metastases is about 9.8–20.9% (1), the lymph nodes in the splenic hilar area should be dissected for D2 LN dissection during total gastrectomy for advanced proximal gastric cancer (2).