Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery has gained popularity and has become the standard method for approaching various surgical procedures.(10) However, its use for the treatment of gastric cancer (GC) has always cast doubts on the possibility of properly performing the complex lymphadenectomy involved in these procedures.(2) As with any incorporation of a new technology in surgery, initial reports of its use involved only retrospective case series of selected patients. This large selection bias has always led to questions about the actual effectiveness of the method and its generalizability.
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