Current status of laparoscopic gastrectomy for cancer in Japan

  title={Current status of laparoscopic gastrectomy for cancer in Japan},
  author={Seigo Kitano and Norio Shiraishi},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
Because of the increased incidence of early gastric cancer in Japan, minimally invasive laparoscopic approaches to gastric malignancies have been under development since 1991. Laparoscopic local resection of the stomach, i.e., laparoscopic wedge resection (LWR) and intragastric mucosal resection (IGMR), is used to treat mucosal cancer without lymph node metastasis. Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) is used to treat early gastric cancer with risk factors for regional lymph node… CONTINUE READING