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International Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 397260, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/397260
Review Article

Gastrectomy and D2 Lymphadenectomy for Gastric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis Comparing the Harmonic Scalpel to Conventional Techniques

1Ethicon Inc., 4545 Creek Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242, USA
2Cornerstone Research Group, 204-3228 South Service Road., Burlington, ON, Canada L7N 3H8

Received 18 February 2015; Revised 26 March 2015; Accepted 1 April 2015

Academic Editor: Kazuhiro Yoshida

Copyright © 2015 Hang Cheng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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