• Prof. Huang and his team extracted data from eight comparative studies and performed a meta-analysis to assess the risk of gastric cancer in proton pump inhibitors (PPI) users.
• The Clinical Practice section shows the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol recently adopted in a Gastric Cancer Unit based on current evidences from a literature review.
• Robotic surgery has revolutionized the way surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery and can improve some challenging steps during gastrectomy. Dr. Giovanardi in the Technical Note section shows tips and tricks of a robotic subtotal gastrectomy.
• Among the other contents Dr. Rossi shows a rare case of multiple neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the small bowel in a patient admitted for intestinal obstruction.
• The Editorial Board is pleased to open the Video section of the journal and in the present issue a case of advanced gastric cancer in a 12-year-old child is described.

Published: March 15, 2020

Long-term proton pump inhibitor use and the incidence of gastric cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

1-11 Ju-Li Lin, Jian-Xian Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ping Li, Chang-Ming Huang

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol for Gastrectomy: A Tailored Program Developed at a Gastric Cancer Unit

12-17 Jacopo Desiderio, Stefano Trastulli, Antonio Di Cintio, Rita Commissari, Andrea Colasanti, Marialaura Scarcella, Ilenia Grandone, Sergio Bracarda, Anna Mariniello, Amilcare Parisi

Multiple neuroendocrine tumors of the small bowel: a case report

22-23 Selene Rossi, Federico Farinacci, Alessandro Gemini, Felice Mucilli

Laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection: a case of 12-year-old child with advanced gastric cancer

24-25 Ru-Hong Tu, Jian-Xian Lin, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Chang-Ming Huang