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Observational Study
, 96 (10), 634-639

Short-term Results of Near-Total (95%) Laparoscopic Gastrectomy

[Article in English, Spanish]
Observational Study

Short-term Results of Near-Total (95%) Laparoscopic Gastrectomy

[Article in English, Spanish]
Aingeru Sarriugarte et al. Cir Esp.


Introduction: Total gastrectomy is a surgery with significant perioperative morbidity and mortality, being considered the treatment of choice in proximal gastric cancer. First described in 1980, our group reported and standardized totally laparoscopic 95% gastrectomy in 2014. This technique aims to reduce the complications of total gastrectomy while maintaining oncological radicality. We present the initial results from a cohort of consecutive cases after performing the technique for 4 years at 2 hospital centers.

Methods: A prospective observational study was carried out in 67 patients with laparoscopic 95% gastrectomy between 2014 and 2017. The main objective has been to detect complications (Clavien Dindo> IIIa), focusing on anastomotic leaks as the most important. The secondary objective was to assess the quality of oncological surgery.

Results: Sixty-seven consecutive patients were included, in whom 95% totally laparoscopic gastrectomy was performed. There was no case of anastomotic leak. Two patients (2.98%) had one or more Clavien Dindo complications equal to or greater than IIIa. The total hospital stay was 6 (3-13) days. R0 radical resection was performed in all patients.

Conclusions: 95% gastrectomy allows selected patients to meet the oncological standards of resection in proximal gastric cancer in a reproducible and safe manner, reducing perioperative risks such as anastomotic leakage. It is a non-comparative observational prospective study, so more studies are needed to assess the standardization of the technique.

Keywords: 95%; Cáncer gástrico; Gastrectomy; Gastrectomía; Gastric cancer; Laparoscopic; Laparoscópica.

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