Minimally invasive treatment of stomach cancer.

  title={Minimally invasive treatment of stomach cancer.},
  author={Koji Otsuka and Masahiko Murakami and Tuguktoshi Aoki and Yusuke Tajima and Tsutomu Kaetsu and Alan Kawarai Lefor},
  journal={Cancer journal},
  volume={11 1},
The rate of detection of early gastric cancer has increased because of the development of diagnostic techniques, such as endoscopy, biopsy, and endoscopic ultrasonography. Recently, minimally invasive surgical procedures for benign gastric conditions have been advocated, and the laparoscopic approach is noted as a technique that increases the quality of life. However, the development of laparoscopic gastric resections and laparoscopically assisted gastric operations for malignancy still deserve… CONTINUE READING


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