SS  Vol.6 No.6 , June 2015
Totally Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy with D2 Lymphadenectomy for Advanced Gastric Cancer
Introductions: Gastrectomy, which is the standard surgical procedure for gastric cancer, has gradually come to be performed laparoscopically. Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) has been adopted gradually and performed for advanced gastric cancer. However, laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) has not been as widely accepted as LDG due to technical difficulties, especially with reconstruction and proper D2 lymphadenectomy. The purpose of the current study was to determine the utility of TLTG with concomitant splenectomy and D2 lymphadenectomy (TLTGS) for advanced gastric cancer (AGC). Materials and Methods: Between January 2006 and May 2014, 10 consecutive patients who underwent TLTGS for AGC and 76 patients who underwent TLTG with D1 lymphadenectomy were included in this study. These two groups were compared in terms of perioperative results, with assessment of intraoperative and postoperative outcomes. Results: There were no significant differences in patients’ characteristics between the two groups. Operative time was longer in the TLTGS group than in the TLTG group. However, the rate of patients with postoperative complications including major complications was not different between the groups, and no patient in the TLTGS group had anastomotic leakage or pancreatic fistula. Conclusions: In the short-term, TLTGS had good postoperative outcomes and was useful and acceptable for AGC.

Cite this paper
Takano, H. , Ebihara, Y. , Kurashima, Y. , Murakami, S. , Shichinohe, T. and Hirano, S. (2015) Totally Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy with D2 Lymphadenectomy for Advanced Gastric Cancer. Surgical Science, 6, 247-254. doi: 10.4236/ss.2015.66038.

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