Does Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Cooperative Surgery for Gastric Submucosal Tumors Preserve Residual Gastric Motility? Results of a Retrospective Single-Center Study

@inproceedings{Waseda2014DoesLA,
  title={Does Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Cooperative Surgery for Gastric Submucosal Tumors Preserve Residual Gastric Motility? Results of a Retrospective Single-Center Study},
  author={Yohei Waseda and Hisashi Doyama and Noriyuki Inaki and Hiroyoshi Nakanishi and Naohiro Yoshida and Shigetsugu Tsuji and Kenichi Takemura and Shinya Yamada and Toshihide Okada},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to resect gastric submucosal tumors with intraluminal growth. Endoscopic submucosal dissection is used to determine the appropriate resection line from within the stomach lumen as it minimizes the stomach wall resection area and prevents postoperative stomach deformity. Although LECS is intended to preserve gastric function, few reports have evaluated postoperative residual gastric… CONTINUE READING
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