A prospective randomized study comparing open versus laparoscopy-assisted D2 radical gastrectomy in advanced gastric cancer.

@article{Cai2011APR,
  title={A prospective randomized study comparing open versus laparoscopy-assisted D2 radical gastrectomy in advanced gastric cancer.},
  author={Jie Cai and Dong Wei and Chun fang Gao and Chun Shan Zhang and Heng Zhang and Ting Zhao},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 5-6},
  pages={331-7}
}
BACKGROUND In recent years, many clinical studies have confirmed the value of laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) in gastric cancer surgery, especially in early stages. But the safety and oncologic adequacy of laparoscopy-assisted D2 radical gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer are still in debate. We conducted a prospective randomized trial to compare open versus laparoscopy-assisted D2 radical gastrectomy in advanced gastric cancer. METHODS For this study, 123 patients who had been… CONTINUE READING