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Robotic surgery for gastric cancer

Gastric Cancer, 2015, Vol.18(3), pp.449-457 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Robotic surgery for gastric cancer
  • Author: Terashima, Masanori ; Tokunaga, Masanori ; Tanizawa, Yutaka ; Bando, Etsuro ; Kawamura, Taaichi ; Miki, Yuichiro ; Makuuchi, Rie ; Honda, Shinsaku ; Tatsubayashi, Taichi ; Takagi, Wataru ; Omori, Hayato ; Hirata, Fumiko
  • Found In: Gastric Cancer, 2015, Vol.18(3), pp.449-457 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Robotics ; Gastric cancer ; Minimally invasive surgery
  • Language: English
  • Description: Laparoscopic gastrectomy is a widely used minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer. However, skillful techniques are required to perform lymph node dissection using straight shaped forceps, particularly for D2 dissection. Robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system is anticipated to be a powerful tool for performing difficult techniques using high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) images and the EndoWrist equipped with seven degrees of freedom. Attempts are being made to apply robotic surgery in gastrectomy procedures mainly in Japan, South Korea, and Europe. Although definite superiority to laparoscopic gastrectomy is yet to be proven, robotic surgery has been reported to have a shorter learning curve and offer more precise dissection for total gastrectomy. Hence, its oncological efficacy needs to be verified in a clinical trial.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1436-3291 ; E-ISSN: 1436-3305 ; DOI: 10.1007/s10120-015-0501-4

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