Current Status of Laparoscopic Surgery in Gastrointestinal Malignancies.
Sanford School of Medicine Affiliation
Transplantation and Surgery
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
GI malignancy, Laparoscopic resections, Diagnostic laparoscopy
Laparoscopy has become a significant tool in a surgeon's armamentarium since the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989. Oncological surgeons have been slow in adopting laparoscopy for fear of inadequate cancer operation and occurrence of port site metastasis. Neither of these concerns have stood the test of time. Laparoscopy is being used increasingly in oncological surgery both for staging and respective surgery. This article outlines the present use of laparoscopy in GI cancer surgery.
The Indian Journal of Surgery
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Shukla, Parul; Maharaj, Ravi; and Sakpal, Sujit Vijay, "Current Status of Laparoscopic Surgery in Gastrointestinal Malignancies." (2008). Department of Surgery. 26.