A randomized controlled trial comparing open vs laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy for the treatment of early gastric cancer: an interim report.

@article{Kitano2002ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial comparing open vs laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy for the treatment of early gastric cancer: an interim report.},
  author={Seigo Kitano and Norio Shiraishi and Kyuzo Fujii and Kazuhiro Yasuda and Masafumi Inomata and Yosuke Adachi},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={131 1 Suppl},
  pages={S306-11}
}
BACKGROUND The application of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for early gastric cancer remains controversial among gastric surgeons. The purpose of this study was to compare LADG with open distal gastrectomy (ODG) regarding clinical outcome and postoperative parameters, including postoperative pain and pulmonary function. METHODS From October 1998 to March 2001, 28 patients with early gastric cancer were randomly assigned to an LADG (n = 14) or ODG group (n = 14) with Billroth… CONTINUE READING
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