Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with systemic lymph node dissection for early gastric carcinoma: a review of 43 cases.

@article{Fujiwara2003LaparoscopyassistedDG,
  title={Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with systemic lymph node dissection for early gastric carcinoma: a review of 43 cases.},
  author={Michitaka Fujiwara and Yasuhiro Kodera and Yasushi Kasai and Yasuaki Kanyama and Kenji Hibi and Katsuki Ito and Seiji Akiyama and Akimasa Nakao},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2003},
  volume={196 1},
  pages={75-81}
}
BACKGROUND Recently, laparoscopy and laparoscopy-assisted surgery have been used increasingly as less-invasive alternatives to conventional open surgery. But the use of this approach in gastric carcinoma has received little attention, possibly from the low incidence of early-stage disease in the West and the relative complexity of the surgical procedure. STUDY DESIGN A prospective feasibility study of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy was performed in patients with histologically… CONTINUE READING

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