Laparoscopic resection for gastric carcinoma: Western experience.

  title={Laparoscopic resection for gastric carcinoma: Western experience.},
  author={Vivian E Mack Strong},
  journal={Surgical oncology clinics of North America},
  volume={21 1},
There has been much speculation regarding differences in outcome for patients who have gastric cancer in the Eastern versus Western world. Among other factors, these differences have contributed to a unique cohort of patients and experience in the Western staging/evaluation of gastric cancer and in the application of minimally invasive approaches for treatment. This review summarizes the current state of laparoscopic approaches for the staging and treatment of gastric adenocarcinoma for… CONTINUE READING