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Open vs. laparoscopic surgery for locally advanced gastric cancer after neoadjuvant therapy: Short‑term and long‑term survival outcomes

  • Authors:
    • Nianchang Wang
    • Aiping Zhou
    • Jing Jin
    • Huang Huang
    • Yawei Zhang
    • Yingtai Chen
    • Dongbing Zhao
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  • Published online on: May 14, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11626
  • Pages: 861-867
  • Copyright: © Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to compare the short‑term and long‑term survival outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy vs. open gastrectomy in treating locally advanced gastric cancer (LAGC) after neoadjuvant therapy. This study retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 270 patients with LAGC, who underwent laparoscopic (n=49) or conventional open (n=221) surgery following neoadjuvant therapy between January 2007 and December 2016 in China National Cancer Center. Postoperative parameters and survival outcomes including overall survival and disease‑free survival were analyzed. Patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy (LP) had significantly shorter postoperative stay and a decreased number of metastatic lymph nodes harvested compared to those who underwent open surgery. The 75% disease‑free survival (DFS) time in the laparoscopic surgery group (25.7 months) was higher compared with the open surgery group (15.6 months). However, no significant difference was observed in 5‑year overall survival and DFS between the two groups. In conclusion, LG provides non‑inferior short‑ and long‑term survival outcomes compared with open surgery, suggesting a laparoscopic approach may be justified for patients with LAGC receiving neoadjuvant therapy. More randomized controlled trials are required to investigate the positive effects of LG for LAGC following neoadjuvant therapy.

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APA
Wang, N., Zhou, A., Jin, J., Huang, H., Zhang, Y., Chen, Y., & Zhao, D. (2020). Open vs. laparoscopic surgery for locally advanced gastric cancer after neoadjuvant therapy: Short‑term and long‑term survival outcomes. Oncology Letters, 20, 861-867. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11626
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Wang, N., Zhou, A., Jin, J., Huang, H., Zhang, Y., Chen, Y., Zhao, D."Open vs. laparoscopic surgery for locally advanced gastric cancer after neoadjuvant therapy: Short‑term and long‑term survival outcomes". Oncology Letters 20.1 (2020): 861-867.
Chicago
Wang, N., Zhou, A., Jin, J., Huang, H., Zhang, Y., Chen, Y., Zhao, D."Open vs. laparoscopic surgery for locally advanced gastric cancer after neoadjuvant therapy: Short‑term and long‑term survival outcomes". Oncology Letters 20, no. 1 (2020): 861-867. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11626