Laparoscopic total gastrectomy for remnant gastric cancer: feasibility study

  title={Laparoscopic total gastrectomy for remnant gastric cancer: feasibility study},
  author={Eishi Nagai and Kohei Nakata and Kenoki Ohuchida and Yoshihiro Miyasaka and Shuji Shimizu and Masao Tanaka},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
The benefits and feasibility of laparoscopic surgery for remnant gastric cancer are still unclear. The purpose of this study was to describe the detailed procedure and to evaluate the clinical short-term outcomes of laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) compared with open total gastrectomy (OTG) for remnant gastric cancer (RGC). Of 1,247 consecutive patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer in our department at Kyushu University Hospital from January 1996 to May 2012, 22 patients who… CONTINUE READING
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