SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.29, no.8, pp.2321-2330, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
Minimally invasive surgery, Gastric cancer, Elderly, Gastrectomy, Laparoscopy, Octogenarian, ASSISTED DISTAL GASTRECTOMY, ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY, COLON-CANCER, CHOLECYSTECTOMY, MULTICENTER
As life expectancy is increasing, the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the elderly is gaining interest. The aim of this study was to identify the impact of minimally invasive gastrectomy by comparing the procedure to open surgery in octogenarians. In addition, we also evaluated the role of gastrectomy in elderly gastric cancer patients by assessing long-term outcomes.