Author(s): Tagaya N, Mikami H, Igarashi A, Ishikawa K, Kogure H,
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Abstract After experience in laparoscopic cholecystectomy and improvement of laparoscopic instruments, we attempted laparoscopic resection of benign nonepithelial gastric tumors using Endo-GIA. We achieved successful results with this procedure in 2 cases. There were no intra- and postoperative complications. For both patients there was no recurrence during the follow-up period (3.3 and 1.5 years). The important points of this approach are confirmation of the location of the tumor by both gastroendoscopy and laparoscopy, proper selection of the trocar site for insertion of the Endo-GIA, and secure grasping and lifting of the gastric wall, including of the tumor. We conclude that this procedure is technically feasible, safe and useful for benign nonepithelial gastric tumors.
This article was published in J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System