1. Background We developed this surgical protocol about performing intraoperative laparoscopy for staging in every patient affected by stomach cancer. Sensitivity and specificity of intraoperative laparoscopy are compared with conventional preoperative staging techniques.2. Methods From January 1994 to June 1999, 83 patients affected by stomach cancer were accepted in our department: 12 patients (14.5%) were excluded from our study after the preoperative staging; in 71 patients (85.5%) an explorative laparoscopy as the first step of the operation was performed.3. Results Laparoscopy confirmed preoperative staging in 53 cases (74.6%), in 12 patients demonstrated an overstaging. Laparoscopy demonstrated in 6 patients unsuspected causes of unresectability.4. Conclusions When performed in patients affected by malignant neoplasm and declared resectable, intraoperative laparoscopy can demonstrate conditions not detectable by traditional preoperative investigations, consequently reducing to zero explorative laparotomies.
Can routine laparoscopy help to reduce the rate of explorative laparotomies for gastric cancer? Laparoscopy in gastric cancer / G. C. Roviaro, F. Varoli, D. Sonnino, O. Nucca, G. Rabughino, A. Scarduelli. - In: DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC ENDOSCOPY. - ISSN 1070-3608. - 6:3(2000), pp. 125-131.
|Titolo:||Can routine laparoscopy help to reduce the rate of explorative laparotomies for gastric cancer? Laparoscopy in gastric cancer|
ROVIARO, GIAN CARLO (Primo)
VAROLI, FEDERICO (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||Explorative laparotomy; Gastric cancer; Laparoscopy; Staging of cancer|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/DTE.6.125|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|