Laparoscopic Local Resection (Lesion-Lifting Technique)

  • Tsunehiro Takahashi
  • Yuko Kitagawa
  • Young-Joon Lee
  • Kyo Young Song


We retrospectively evaluated 473 patients with mucosal gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy with lymph node dissection at Keio University Hospital from 1964 to 1994. These patients were deemed to be at low risk of lymph node metastasis if the lesions were identified as (1) isolated mucosal cancer, (2) pedunculated lesions <25 mm, or (3) sessible lesions <15 mm and Ul(−) [1, 2]. We excluded lesions located near the cardia or pylorus to avoid any stenosis or deformity. We did not exclude patients with a past history of preoperative surgery.


Sentinel Lymph Node Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Early Gastric Cancer Local Resection Outer Sheath 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsunehiro Takahashi
    • 1
  • Yuko Kitagawa
    • 2
  • Young-Joon Lee
    • 3
  • Kyo Young Song
    • 4
  1. 1.Keio Cancer CenterKeio University HospitalShinjuku-kuJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySchool of Medicine, Keio UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryCollege of Medicine, Gyeongsang National UniversityJinjuRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Department of Surgery,Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalThe Catholic University of KoreaSeocho-guRepublic of Korea

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