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BACKGROUND The application of laparoscopic surgery for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains questionable on account of technical difficulty of D2 lymphadenectomy, and there has been few large-scale follow-up results regarding the oncological adequacy of laparoscopic surgery compared with that of open surgeries for AGC. The aim of this study is to evaluate(More)
A scoring system allows risk stratification of morbidity might be helpful for selecting risk-adapted interventions to improve surgical safety. Few studies have been designed to develop scoring systems to predict SSIs after laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. We analyzed the records of 2364 patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric(More)
To evaluate the safety, feasibility and clinical results of the modified delta-shaped gastroduodenostomy (MDSG) in totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG) for gastric cancer (GC). We performed a case–control and case-matched study enrolling 642 patients with GC undergoing laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with Billroth-I anastomosis from January 2011(More)
AIM To investigate the prognostic impact of metastatic lymph node ratio (rN) on gastric cancer after curative distal gastrectomy. METHODS A total of 634 gastric cancer patients who underwent curative resection (R0) of lymph nodes at distal gastrectomy in 1995-2004. Correlations between positive nodes and retrieved nodes, between rN and retrieved nodes,(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and synchronous gastric cancer have been described, most in single case studies. We retrospectively investigated the clinicopathologic features and prognostic effects of gastric GIST in patients with synchronous gastric cancer. METHODS The study enrolled 170 patients with gastric(More)
BACKGROUND Although cardiac cancer of the remnant stomach and primary cardiac cancer both occur in the same position, their clinical characteristics and outcomes have not been compared previously. The objective of this study was designed to evaluate the prognosis of cardiac cancer of the remnant stomach in comparison with primary cardiac cancer. METHODS(More)
Due to the complexity of the splenic hilar vessels, their anatomical variation and the narrow and deep space, as well as the bleeding-prone splenic parenchyma and the difficulty to manage splenic or vascular bleeding at the splenic hilum,the procedure remains challenging and technically demanding procedure for the performance of laparoscopic pancreas- and(More)
BACKGROUND We developed a novel procedure for spleen-preserving No. 10 lymph node (LN) dissection, which is difficult and advocates for patients with advanced proximal gastric cancer, except those with direct tumor extension to the spleen or definite LN metastasis at the splenic hilum. METHODS The surgeon reveals the splenic vessels (SVs), and the(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) for gastric cancer has increased in popularity due to advances in surgical techniques. The aim of this study is to validate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer compared with open gastrectomy (OG). METHODS The study comprised 3,580 patients who were treated with curative intent(More)
The oncologic outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) for the treatment of patients with local advanced gastric cancer (AGC) have not been evaluated. This study aimed to validate the oncologic efficacy of LAG for AGC. The data from 539 patients who underwent LAG and 539 patients treated with open gastrectomy (OG) were selected using the(More)