Other Complications (Including Laparoscopy-Assisted Distal Gastrectomy in Obese and Elderly Patients)
The performance of laparoscopic gastrectomy for early gastric cancer has been increasing rapidly as the advantages of laparoscopic surgery have become known. Nevertheless, laparoscopic gastrectomy has not been readily performed on elderly or obese patients because of the risks involved. Although laparoscopic surgery had not been readily performed for other diseases in their early stages, it is currently emerging as the treatment of choice for elderly or obese patients.
KeywordsGastric Cancer Elderly Patient Obese Patient Laparoscopic Surgery Early Gastric Cancer
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