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Laparoscopic gastrectomy in patients with previous gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a report of 17 cases

Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques | 2 Apr 2014

HS Kim, BS Kim, IS Lee, S Lee, JH Yook and BS Kim
Abstract
Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LAG) is increasingly used as a treatment for gastric cancer. However, it is contraindicated in patients with previous abdominal surgery, because of a higher risk of enteric injury, technical difficulties associated with adhesions, and longer operative times. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and clinical outcomes of LAG in patients who had previously undergone gastrectomy for gastric cancer.
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Abdominal pain, Amputation, Abdomen, Surgery, Stomach
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