The benefits of laparoscopically assisted distal gastrectomy for obese patients

Abstract

In Japan, the number of obese patients with gastric cancer is increasing. This study aimed to evaluate the advantages of laparoscopically assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for obese patients relative to those of conventional distal gastrectomy (DG). Between January 2004 and June 2009, a total of 197 consecutive patients with gastric carcinoma underwent… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-010-1044-8

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