Laparoscopic gastrectomy could become ‘standard treatment’ for advanced gastric cancer

Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection was noninferior to open distal gastrectomy in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer, according to 5-year follow-up data published in JAMA Surgery.“For advanced gastric cancer (AGC), laparoscopic gastrectomy is considered technically difficult owing to the large tumor size and lymph node metastasis. To clarify the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) with D2 lymph node dissection for AGC, outcomes of several prospective studies have been reported recently,” TsuyoshiRead More

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