TITLE

ASSESSMENT OF THE VALUE OF STAGING LAPAROSCOPY COMPARED WITH STAGING COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IN PATIENTS WITH UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL MALIGNANCY

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Resection offers the only chance of cure to patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancy. Staging is essential to select patients who will benefit from operation. This article cites a study conducted to assess the benefit of staging laparoscopy, compared with staging CT, for staging patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancy. Results of the study suggest that laparoscopic staging is recommended in patients with upper gastro-intestinal malignancy, as it may prevent unnecessary loparotomy in a proportion of CT staged patients presumed to have resectable malignancy and the risks of complications and port site metastasis appear low.
ACCESSION #
13219265

 

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