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IJMDC. 2019; 3(7): 625-627

Laparoscopic gastrostomy in gastric surgeries: a systematic review

Hassan Nasser Alrashed, Mahmoud Abdullah Alabbad, Hussain Abdrabalrasool Alturaifi, Hussain Jawad Albuali, Qasem Mohammed Alhababi, Murtadha Hussain Alrashed.


Laparoscopic surgery was developed from the diagnostic laparoscopy which underwent several modifications and advancements in recent years. This surgery has become a gold standard for many organ systems based surgeries, the widely employed laparoscopic gastrostomy is the best example for it. The management of gastric cancer has always remained a challenge. The aim of the current study investigates the application of laparoscopic gastrostomy in gastric surgeries. Scientific online databases were used to search for articles related to the current subject, the inclusion criteria of article selection were recently published and included gastric or abdominal applications. Among the 24 articles obtained, only 5 articles were selected which were published between the years 2015 to 2018. The articles were summarized systematically according to well-defined criterions. Laparoscopic gastrostomy was found effective in major abdominal emergencies and gastric cancer treatment. Laparoscopic gastrostomy was also found to be superior and advanced than other available techniques.

Key words: LG, gastric cancer, gastric surgery

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