Roux-en-Y or Billroth II reconstruction after radical distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2018; 267: 236-242.

Published: 17th May 2018

Authors: So JB-Y, Rao J, Wong AS-Y, Chan Y-H, Pang NQ, Tay AYL et al.


Perioperative morbidity and mortality rates were similar in this study that included 162 patients. After one year, the GI symptom score was also similar after both procedures, as were the nutritional status and quality of life; Billroth II patients were more likely to suffer heartburn.

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