Article Abstract

Minimally invasive gastrectomy and the risk of pancreas-related morbidity

Authors: Clifford Akateh, Jordan M. Cloyd

Abstract

For most of the last century, open gastrectomy (OG) has been the standard approach for gastric cancer. However, in recent years there has been growing acceptance of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG), first performed by Kitano in 1994 (1), as an alternative and equally effective approach.