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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2014, Article ID 782035, 9 pages
Review Article

Feasibility and Safety of Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in Gastric Benign and Malignant Diseases

Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Sanhao Street No. 36, Shenyang, Liaoning 110004, China

Received 13 March 2014; Accepted 3 May 2014; Published 28 May 2014

Academic Editor: Antoni Castells

Copyright © 2014 Kong Jing et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We systematically searched Medline and Cochrane Library and the related references occurred in the citations until February 2013 and included all the cases who suffered from gastric benign and malignant diseases where single incision laparoscopic surgery was performed. A total of 69 cases with gastric diseases undergoing SILS surgery were reviewed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and potential benefits of SILS for the gastric diseases. Demographic data, morphologic characterisation of the lesion, and perioperative parameters were analyzed retrospectively. The initial experience with SILS for benign gastric diseases and early gastric cancer showed that it is feasible and safe when performed by experienced laparoscopic surgeons. Despite the limited number and technical difficulties it can be proposed in selected patients.