Laparoscopy-assisted versus open distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer: evidence from randomized and nonrandomized clinical trials.

@article{Zeng2012LaparoscopyassistedVO,
  title={Laparoscopy-assisted versus open distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer: evidence from randomized and nonrandomized clinical trials.},
  author={Yi-Ke Zeng and Zu-li Yang and Jun-Sheng Peng and Han-sheng Lin and Ling Yan Cai},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={256 1},
  pages={39-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) in patients with early gastric cancer (EGC) to determine whether LADG is an acceptable alternative to open distal gastrectomy (ODG). BACKGROUND LADG combined with less than D2 or D2 lymphadenectomy for EGC is still a controversial surgical intervention for its… CONTINUE READING