Indications of Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

  • Hitoshi Katai
  • Joon-Seok Lim


Kitano et al. [1] reported the first laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) in 1994, and the first laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy with a D2 lymphadenectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma was done in 1999 [2]. Since then, LAG has attracted the attention of surgeons as a treatment for cancer, although whether this modality is the most appropriate for this particular cancer is still being debated. The number of patients undergoing LAG has been increasing owing to the improved performance status of the patients. The indications differ between Eastern and Western countries, mainly owing to the differences in the prevalence of gastric cancer.


Gastric Cancer Early Gastric Cancer Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Subtotal Gastrectomy Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gastric Surgery DivisionNational Cancer Center HospitalChuo-kuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyYonsei University College of MedicineSeodaemun-guKorea

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