Introduction of minimally invasive surgery for distal and total gastrectomy: a population-based study.


Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]


Minimally invasive gastrectomy has been introduced in Western populations during the last decade. As minimally invasive distal gastrectomy (MIDG) versus total gastrectomy (MITG) are procedures with a different complexity, outcomes may differ. The aim of this population-based cohort study was to evaluate the safety of MIDG and MITG.


Gastrectomy,Gastric cancer,Morbidity,Population-based,