Article Abstract

Cut the stomach but do not cut the gut?

Authors: Fernando A. M. Herbella


Recently, Huang et al. (1) present a multimedia manuscript on the technique for laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Laparoscopic gastrectomy is an acceptable procedure to treat gastric cancer, with outcomes that seem comparable to open conventional surgery (2) although still a very small percentage of patients are treated with this modality (3).