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[Exploration of digestive tract reconstruction with totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy for gastric cancer].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhonghua wei chang wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of gastrointestinal surgery
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
8
Pages
844–847
Identifiers
PMID: 25164904
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Compared to that with laparoscopic assisted approach, intracorporeal anastomosis with totally laparoscopic radical total gastrectomy has the advantages of smaller incision, and better vision for operation, and may also be fit for patients with large size lesion, high-located lesions, or obesity. It remains controversial though several surgeons have reported the safety and feasibility of intracorporeal anastomosis with totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy. This review describes the recent technical advances in intracorporeal anastomoses with totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy, focusing on the reconstruction skills and indications. Current data on totally laparoscopic total gastric resection for gastric carcinoma revealed that all digestive tract reconstructions were performed with esophagus-jejunum Roux-en-Y anastomosis, and different reconstruction techniques of such Roux-en-Y anastomosis have certain advantages and disadvantages. Surgeons should make choice based on tumor location, esophageal diameter and personal skills in order to achieve maximal benefit to patients.

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