Laparoscopy significantly improves the perceived preoperative stage of gastric cancer

  title={Laparoscopy significantly improves the perceived preoperative stage of gastric cancer},
  author={Guy R. J. C. Blackshaw and Jonathan D. Barry and Paul Edwards and Miles C. Allison and Gerald V. Thomas and Wyn Griffith Lewis},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of laparoscopy in staging patients with gastric cancer in comparison with preoperative computed tomography (CT) examination. One hundred patients out of a consecutive series of 258 patients with gastric adenocarcinoma underwent a preoperative staging CT followed by a staging laparoscopy. The strengths of the agreement between the CT stage, the laparoscopic stage, and the final histopathological stage were determined by the weighted Kappa… CONTINUE READING

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