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BACKGROUND The possible advantages of laparoscopic (assisted) total gastrectomy (LTG) versus open total gastrectomy (OTG) have not been reviewed systematically. The aim of this study was to systematically review the short-term outcomes of LTG versus OTG in the treatment of gastric cancer. METHODS A systematic search of PubMed, Cochrane, CINAHL, and Embase(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with adenocarcinoma of the gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) may undergo either esophagectomy or gastrectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of surgical therapy with regard to postoperative outcome and survival in patients with Siewert type II tumors. METHODS A prospective database of 266 consecutive patients with(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the worldwide trends in surgical techniques for esophageal cancer surgery by comparing it to our survey from 2007. In addition, new questions were added for gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. An international survey on surgery of esophageal and GEJ cancer was performed among surgical members of the International(More)
AIM To evaluate the current status of gastric cancer surgery worldwide. METHODS An international cross-sectional survey on gastric cancer surgery was performed amongst international upper gastro-intestinal surgeons. All surgical members of the International Gastric Cancer Association were invited by e-mail to participate. An English web-based survey had(More)
INTRODUCTION Robotic telemanipulation systems have been introduced recently to enhance the surgeon's dexterity and visualization in videoscopic surgery in order to facilitate refined dissection, suturing, and knot tying. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the technical feasibility of performing a safe and efficient robot-assisted handsewn laparoscopic(More)
The following, from the 12th OESO World Conference: Cancers of the Esophagus, includes commentaries on the role of the nurse in preparation of esophageal resection (ER); the management of patients who develop high-grade dysplasia after having undergone Nissen fundoplication; the trajectory of care for the patient with esophageal cancer; the influence of the(More)
For gastric cancer patients, surgical resection with en-bloc lymphadenectomy is the cornerstone of curative treatment. Open gastrectomy has long been the preferred surgical approach worldwide. However, this procedure is associated with considerable morbidity. Several meta-analyses have shown an advantage in short-term outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) is currently considered the surgical approach of choice for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (LTF) has been said to reduce troublesome dysphagia and gas-related symptoms. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) was performed to(More)
OBJECTIVES To outline the current role and future potential of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the management of oesophageal cancer regarding T-staging, N-staging, tumour delineation for radiotherapy (RT) and treatment response assessment. METHODS PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane library were searched identifying all articles related to the use of MRI(More)