Comparative study of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy and open distal gastrectomy.

@article{Lee2006ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy and open distal gastrectomy.},
  author={Sang-il Lee and Y R Choi and Do Joong Park and Hyung-Ho Kim and H. R. Yang and M C Kim},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2006},
  volume={202 6},
  pages={874-80}
}
BACKGROUND Most studies comparing surgical results of laparoscopic procedures for gastric cancer with open gastrectomies have been conducted based on limited experience. We aimed to compare laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) and conventional open distal gastrectomy (ODG) after a protracted learning experience. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively… CONTINUE READING