Near-infrared fluorescence-guided surgery using indocyanine green facilitates secure infrapyloric lymph node dissection during laparoscopic distal gastrectomy

This study enrolled patients with early gastric cancer scheduled for laparoscopic distal gastrectomy. After intraoperative submucosal injection of ICG (0.1  mg/mL), LN dissection was conducted under near-infrared ICG fluorescence guidance. The operation time, bleeding events during infrapyloric LN dissection were analyzed. Cases were retrospectively 1:3 propensity-score matched to patients who underwent laparoscopic distal gastrectomy without ICG inje ction.ResultsThe mean time from midline omentectomy to exposure of the right gastroepiploic vein was significantly shorter in the ICG group (n = 20) than in the non-ICG group (n = 60) (13.05 ± 5.77 vs 18.68 ± 7.92 min;p = 0.001), and the incidence of bleeding during infrapyloric LN dissection was lower in the ICG group (20% vs 68.3%,p 
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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In conclusion, SG is an effective procedure for weight loss with a low risk for the patient to develop malnutrition. In terms of post-operative care, regular check-ups are vital to ensure a positive outcome as well as for the early detection of possible issues. Reflux and weight regain are common issues with SG in a long-term follow-up; thus, patients should be selected carefully for this procedure. PMID: 32359172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsIntracorporeal anastomosis using linear staplers reduced anastomotic bleeding and stenosis compared to extracorporeal anastomosis after LTG. Future research will be required to determine the ideal method for intracorporeal anastomosis in LTG.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsDuring our 15  years of experience, we have successfully performed 1483 cases of AGC with laparoscopy. Our results showed short-term and long-term oncologic outcomes that were comparable with other studies. LG is safe and feasible in general practice for advanced gastric cancer when performed by experienced surg eons.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe use of linear stapled reconstruction is safer than the use of circular stapled reconstruction for intracorporeal EJS in TLTG because of its lower risks of stenosis.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Reinforcement on duodenal stump using laparoscopic single purse-string suture during laparoscopic radical gastrectomy is simple and effective and could avoid the incidence of duodenal stump leakage to some extent.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: For treating proximal AGC, LTG may be a technically and an oncologically safe and feasible method.Dig Surg
Source: Digestive Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of high body mass index (BMI) on surgical outcome of laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: Systematic literature search was performed using PubMed and Embase databases. The relevant data were extracted, and surgical outcomes and postoperative complications were compared between BMI≥25 kg/m2 and BMI
Source: Asian Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Asian J Surg Source Type: research
ConclusionsCompared to open surgery, laparoscopic surgery does not increase the incidence of EURO in patients undergoing gastrectomy for GC; however, laparoscopic surgery is associated with a lower EURO rate after 24  h postoperatively and a higher proportion of patients with intra-abdominal bleeding requiring EURO than open surgery. Effective and accurate intraoperative hemostasis for intra-abdominal vessels and anastomotic sites will help further reduce the incidence of EURO following LAG within 24 h postope ratively.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study compares the safety and feasibility of short-term surgical outcomes of RG and LG for patients with GC. This was a single-center retrospective study of 659 consecutive patients with GC who received minimally invasive surgery. LG (nā€Š=ā€Š639) was performed between 2013 and 2017 and RG (nā€Š=ā€Š20) was performed in 2017. Lymphadenectomy without touching the pancreas was basically performed during RG using assisting articulating forceps. Overall incidence of postoperative complications higher than Clavien–Dindo grade 2 was not significantly different (LG group 5.9%, RG group 5.0%). In RG group, POPF, intra-...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
ConclusionWe can state laparoscopic gastric resections with IA are safe and feasible when performed by expert surgeons. However, new well-designed studies comparing the two techniques are needed to confirm the benefits of laparoscopic IA.
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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