Background/Aim: The safety and efficacy of laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) for remnant gastric cancer (RGC) remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of LTG with open total gastrectomy (OTG) for RGC. Patients and Methods: Twentytwo patients who underwent total gastrectomy for RGC were enrolled in this study. Results: LTG was carried out in seven patients, and OTG was performed in the remaining 15 patients. The mean operation time in the LTG group was longer than that in the OTG group. The estimated blood loss in the LTG group was less than that in the OTG group. No cases in the LTG group required open conversion. Postoperatively, the first meal and defecation were earlier in the LTG group than in the OTG group. The overall survival rates of the two groups were comparable. Conclusion: Laparoscopic total gastrectomy is a feasible surgical option for RGC.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)