Laparoscopically assisted distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer

  title={Laparoscopically assisted distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer},
  author={Shuji Shimizu and Akihiko Uchiyama and Kazuhiro Mizumoto and Tetsuro Morisaki and Kenichi Nakamura and Hidetoshi Shimura and Masao Tanaka},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes between laparoscopically assisted and open distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer. The records of 21 patients who underwent laparoscopically assisted distal gastrectomy (LG) for preoperative diagnosis of intramucosal gastric carcinoma between January 1996 and August 1998 were reviewed and compared with those of 31 open distal gastrectomy patients during the same period. Age, gender, and size and histologic differentiation of the… CONTINUE READING
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