Gastric Cancer

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 186–190

Completely laparoscopic extraperigastric lymph node dissection for gastric malignancies located in the middle or lower third of the stomach

  • Ichiro Uyama
  • Atsushi Sugioka
  • Junko Fujita
  • Yoshiyuki Komori
  • Hideo Matsui
  • Ryohei Soga
  • Atsushi Wakayama
  • Kiichiro Okamoto
  • Akihiro Ohyama
  • Akitake Hasumi
Technical note

DOI: 10.1007/s101200050044

Cite this article as:
Uyama, I., Sugioka, A., Fujita, J. et al. Gastric Cancer (1999) 2: 186. doi:10.1007/s101200050044

Abstract:

Dissection of the extraperigastric lymph nodes is necessary in most submucosal gastric cancers. Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy with extraperigastric lymph node dissection via minilaparotomy has been performed, but, to our knowledge, completely laparoscopic extraperigastric lymph node dissection has never been reported. We successfully performed completely laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with extraperigastric lymph node dissection in 12 patients, of whom 11 had early gastric cancer and 1 had malignant lymphoma. This surgery is technically feasible, has an acceptable complication rate, and a curability similar to that with open surgery.

Key words: completely laparoscopic surgery, lymph node dissection, gastric cancer
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© International and Japanese Gastric Cancer Associations 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiro Uyama
    • 1
  • Atsushi Sugioka
    • 1
  • Junko Fujita
    • 1
  • Yoshiyuki Komori
    • 1
  • Hideo Matsui
    • 1
  • Ryohei Soga
    • 1
  • Atsushi Wakayama
    • 1
  • Kiichiro Okamoto
    • 1
  • Akihiro Ohyama
    • 1
  • Akitake Hasumi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University, School of Medicine, 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake-cho, Toyoake, Aichi 470-1192, JapanJP