Laparoscopy and lesser sac endoscopy in gastric carcinoma operability assessment.

The results of 502 laparoscopy and 200 lesser sac endoscopy applications in 502 patients with gastric carcinoma for operability assessment are studied. Laparoscopy demonstrated a 94.74 per cent sensitivity for diagnosis of peritoneal disseminations and liver metastases. However, laparoscopy failed to establish inoperability in any cases of carcinoma spread… (More)