Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy in patients with previous endoscopic resection for early gastric cancer.

@article{Jiang2011LaparoscopyassistedGI,
  title={Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy in patients with previous endoscopic resection for early gastric cancer.},
  author={Xiaohua Jiang and N Hiki and Hidemaro Yoshiba and Souya Nunobe and Koshi Kumagai and Takeshi Sano and Toshiharu Yamaguchi},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={385-90}
}
BACKGROUND Some patients undergoing endoscopic resection for early gastric cancer need further surgical treatment to achieve cure. However, the influence of endoscopic resection on subsequent laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) remains unclear. METHODS A total of 711 patients who underwent LAG were analysed retrospectively; 111 patients had undergone endoscopic resection previously and the remaining 600 had no history of endoscopic resection. Patient characteristics, operative and… CONTINUE READING
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