Comparative study of clinical outcomes between laparoscopy-assisted proximal gastrectomy (LAPG) and laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) for proximal gastric cancer

@article{Ahn2012ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of clinical outcomes between laparoscopy-assisted proximal gastrectomy (LAPG) and laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) for proximal gastric cancer},
  author={Sang-Hoon Ahn and Ju Hee Lee and Do Joong Park and Hyung-Ho Kim},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={282-289}
}
The choice of surgical strategy for patients with proximal gastric cancer is controversial. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety, and surgical and functional outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted proximal gastrectomy (LAPG) and laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG). Between June 2003 and December 2009, 131 patients with proximal gastric cancer underwent LAPG (n = 50) or LATG (n = 81) at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. We reviewed their medical and… CONTINUE READING
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