Current status of minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer: A literature review to highlight studies limits.

@article{Parisi2015CurrentSO,
  title={Current status of minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer: A literature review to highlight studies limits.},
  author={Amilcare Parisi and Ninh Tuan Nguyen and Daniel Reim and Shu Zhang and Zhi-wei Jiang and Steven Brower and J S Azagra and Olivier Facy and Orhan Alimoglu and Patrick G. Jackson and Hironori Tsujimoto and Yukinori Kurokawa and Lu Zang and Natalie G Coburn and P Yu and Ben Zhang and Feng Qi and Andrea Coratti and Mario Annecchiarico and Alexander R. Novotny and Martine Goergen and Jean-Baptiste Lequeu and Tunc Eren and Metin Leblebici and Waddah B H Al-Refaie and Shuji Takiguchi and Junjun Ma and Yong-liang Zhao and Tong Liu and Jacopo Desiderio},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={34-40}
}
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer represents a great challenge for health care providers and requires a multidisciplinary approach in which surgery plays the main role. Minimally invasive surgery has been progressively developed, first with the advent of laparoscopy and more recently with the spread of robotic surgery, but a number of issues are currently being investigate, including the limitations in performing effective extended lymph node dissections and, in this context, the real advantages of… CONTINUE READING