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Laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12510458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the short time since LC was first performed in humans, minimal-access surgical techniques have been applied to the full spectrum of surgical therapy of gastrointestinal diseases. For many gastrointestinal diseases, [figure: see text] laparoscopy seems to offer advantages over traditional open surgery. The long-term results of laparoscopic surgery for cancer await the results of prospective clinical trials currently underway and caution is urged when laparoscopic curative resection is performed. On the horizon are significant improvements in technology that should lead to further applications and advances in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery.
Carol E H Scott-Conner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0025-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-03     Completed Date:  2003-01-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1401-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, #1516 JCP, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Appendectomy / methods
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Cholelithiasis / surgery
Fundoplication / methods
Gastrointestinal Diseases / surgery*
Hernia, Hiatal / surgery
Pancreatic Diseases / surgery
Pneumoperitoneum, Artificial

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