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Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy and Omentectomy with Roux-en-Y Reconstruction

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ashrafi AS, McNeely C. Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy and Omentectomy with Roux-en-Y Reconstruction. February 2018. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.5860731.

General thoracic surgeons are gaining expertise with minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). Laparoscopic total gastrectomy, however, remains an uncommon procedure for most general thoracic surgeons. This video demonstrates a laparoscopic total gastrectomy and omentectomy with roux-en-y reconstruction.

The patient was a 61-year-old man who presented with dysphagia, weight loss, and anemia, and he was referred to the authors for investigation of microcytic anemia. Gastroscopy revealed a gastric mass, which a biopsy showed to be a gastric adenocarcinoma. Computed tomography and positron emission tomography showed no metastatic disease. The patient had no postoperative complications and was discharged home on postoperative day seven.

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