Laparoscopic versus open distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer: a case-control study.

@article{Scatizzi2011LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer: a case-control study.},
  author={Marco Scatizzi and Katrin Christel Kr{\"o}ning and Elisa Lenzi and Luca Moraldi and Stefano Cantafio and Francesco Feroci},
  journal={Updates in surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={
          17-23
        }
}
In a non-specialized setting, laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) for locally advanced diseases remains controversial, particularly given to the technical demands of the learning curve required to perform an adequate resection with D2 lymph node dissection. Inclusion criteria for this statistically generated matching controlled study were all patients who underwent subtotal laparoscopic gastrectomies from January 2006 until September 2009 for locally advanced gastric adenocarcinoma (stage II… CONTINUE READING
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