The Role of Pretherapeutic Laparoscopy in the Selection of Treatment for Patients With Gastric Carcinoma: A Proposal for a Laparoscopic Staging System

@article{OateOcaa2001TheRO,
  title={The Role of Pretherapeutic Laparoscopy in the Selection of Treatment for Patients With Gastric Carcinoma: A Proposal for a Laparoscopic Staging System},
  author={Luis Fernando O{\~n}ate-Oca{\~n}a and Dolores Gallardo-Rinc{\'o}n and Vincenzo Aiello-Crocifoglio and Ricardo J Mondrag{\'o}n-S{\'a}nchez and Jaime de-la-Garza-Salazar},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={624-631}
}
Background:A pretherapeutic staging system to design nonoperative or neoadjuvant treatments in gastric cancer is required. In this study, a simple staging system based on laparoscopic findings to define a treatment algorithm was developed. Methods:A retrospective cohort study was conducted of 151 patients allocated into four stages based on laparoscopic findings. The depth of tumor invasion and the presence of metastasis based on laparoscopic findings were used to construct these stages… CONTINUE READING