Risk Factors Associated with Complications


The overall mortality rate for laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) in patients with stage I gastric cancer is about ≤1% [1]. Postoperative complications include leakage, bleeding, intraabdominal abscess or fluid collection, anastomotic stenosis, and wound infection, which occur in 13.4% of patients after LAG for stage I gastric cancer in Korea and Japan [2–7] (Table 26.1) and in about 20.2% of patients in Western countries [8–12] (Table 26.2). More advanced cancer, more total gastrectomies, and small number of case in the West may account for this difference.


Gastric Cancer Anastomotic Leakage Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Total Gastrectomy Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min Chan Kim
    • 1
  • Ho Young Chung
    • 2
  • Tetsu Fukunaga
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Minimally Invasive and Robot CenterDong-A University Medical CenterBusanKorea
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryKyungpook National University HospitalDae-GuKorea
  3. 3.Department of Gastroenterological and General SurgerySt. Marianna University School of MedicineKawasakiJapan

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