Long-term quality of life after laparoscopy-Assisted distal gastrectomy

Background : Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) needs longer@operation time, but brings lesser pain, invasiveness after operation compared with open distal gastrectomy (ODG). Patients undergone LADG can recover earlier than ODG. However comparative study of long-term quality after LADG and ODG is not performed.
Patients and Method : From August 2007 to July 2006, 197 patients with early gastric cancer were operated in our hospital. 82 patients were operated on LADG, 115 patients were operated on ODG. The aim of this study was to investigate whether difference between LADG and ODG for body weight loss, symptom of esophageal reflux, diarrhea, abdominal pain after 1, 3, 6 month, and 1 year after operation.
Result : (Background) Average age of LADG was 62.6, ODG 64.9. Pre operative BMI of LADG was 22.2, OGD 23.0. Operative time of LADG was 280 minutes, ODG 276 minutes. Blood loss of LADG was 112ml, OGD 244ml (P

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: S091

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