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World J Surg Oncol. 2012 Sep 29;10:205. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-10-205.

V-shaped lymph node dissection in laparoscopic distal gastrectomy; new technique of intra-abdominal dissection and surgical outcomes.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Gifu Prefectural General Medical Center, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu City, Japan. nobuhisa517@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Recently, laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) has become popular for the treatment of early gastric cancer. Furthermore, the use of totally laparoscopic gastrectomy (TLG), a more difficult procedure than LADG, has been increasing in Japan. Laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy is currently performed more frequently than laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) in hospitals in Japan.

METHOD:

Reconstruction after LDG is commonly performed extra-abdominally and lymph node dissection of the lesser curvature is performed at the same time. We have developed a new method of intra-abdominal lymph node dissection for the lesser curvature.

RESULTS:

Our technique showed positive results, is easy to perform, and is reasonable in terms of general oncology theory.

CONCLUSION:

In oncological therapy, this technique could be a valuable surgical option for totally laparoscopic surgery.

PMID:
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PMCID:
PMC3536664
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