A Multi-institutional Analysis of Open Versus Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Results of the US Gastric Cancer Collaborative JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY Spolverato, G., Kim, Y., Ejaz, A., Valero, V., Squires, M. H., Poultsides, G., Fields, R. C., Bloomston, M., Weber, S. M., Acher, A. W., Votanopoulos, K., Schmidt, C., Cho, C. S., Maithel, S. K., Pawlik, T. M. 2014; 18 (9): 1563-1574


Surgical experience with minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has increased; however, published reports on MIS resection of gastric adenocarcinoma are limited.Between 2000 and 2012, 880 patients who underwent surgical resection of gastric adenocarcinoma were identified from a multi-institutional database. Clinicopathological characteristics, operative details, and outcomes were stratified by operative approach (open vs. MIS) and analyzed.Overall, 70 (8 %) patients had a MIS approach. Patients who underwent a MIS resection were more likely to have a smaller tumor (open 4.5 cm vs. MIS 3.0 cm, p?

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