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Revista chilena de cirugía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026
ESCALONA P, ALEX et al. Laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.3, pp.188-193. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262008000300004.
Introduction: Laparoscopic surgery has been incorporated as an alternative of treatment for gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to evalúate the postoperative surgical results of laparoscopic gastrectomy in patients with early and intermedíate gastric cancer in the University Hospital of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Hospital Dr. Sótero del Río. Material and methods: All patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy for early and intermedíate gastric cancer (T1-T2) were included in this study. Results: From May2005to December2006, laparoscopic gastrectomy was performed in 13 patients. Mean age was 62+12 years and 9 of them were men (70 %). Mean operative time and hospital stay was 293 ± 51 minutes and 7.3 ± 2.8 days, respectively. There were no postoperative complications. The mean number of lymph node dissected was 27 + 18. According to the TNM-AJCC classification system 9 patients were in stage IA and 4 a safe alternative in the surgical treatment of early in stage IB. Discussion: Laparoscopic gastrectomy is and intermedíate gastric cancer
Palabras clave : Gastric cancer; gastrectomy; laparoscopy.