Successful application of laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) for a lateral-spreading mucosal gastric cancer

@article{Nunobe2012SuccessfulAO,
  title={Successful application of laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) for a lateral-spreading mucosal gastric cancer},
  author={Souya Nunobe and N Hiki and Takuji Gotoda and Takahisa Murao and Ken Haruma and Hideo Matsumoto and Toshihiro Hirai and Shinya Tanimura and Takeshi Sano and Toshiharu Yamaguchi},
  journal={Gastric Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={338-342}
}
In the current era of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer, which carries a negligible risk of lymph node metastasis, local resection of the stomach remains an option for these lesions. This is particularly so for a large intramucosal lesion or a lesion with a strong ulcer scar, for which ESD becomes a difficult option. Here, we describe a case of lateral-spreading intramucosal gastric cancer of 6-cm diameter located at the fornix of the stomach, which was… CONTINUE READING
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