Intraoperative Complications of Laparoscopic Gastrectomy


In Japan, a nationwide survey conducted by the Japan Society of Endoscopic Surgery (JSES) has shown that the number of laparoscopic gastrectomies being performed is gradually increasing [1]. As laparoscopic techniques and instruments have developed, surgeons have performed advanced laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) and laparoscopy-assisted proximal gastrectomy (LAPG), with laparoscopic extended lymph node dissection [2–4]. Thus far, some case–control studies and one Phase II study have demonstrated that LADG with D2 dissection is technically feasible and safe [5–7]. For the use of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LAG) with D2 dissection against advanced gastric cancers, further safe techniques must be developed in the future.


Advanced Gastric Cancer Nationwide Survey Anastomotic Site Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Operative Complication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery IOita University Faculty of MedicineHasama-machiJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryKyungpook National University HospitalDae-GuKorea
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Minimally Invasive and Robot CenterDong-A University Medical CenterBusanKorea

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