The treatment of choice for remnant gastric cancer is resection by open conventional method, but due to adhesion and deformed anatomic structure, reoperation is one of the most complicated surgeries. We therefore introduce 2 cases of laparoscopy-assisted completion total gastrectomy. One was 67 yrs old male who had radical subtotal gastrectomy with gastrojejunostomy due to stomach cancer 30 years ago. Gastric polyp was found in routine EGD. Biopsy results showed focal adenocarcinoma and laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy was decided and performed. The other case was 65 yrs old male who went through radical subtotal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy 8 years ago due to stomach cancer. Recur was diagnosed by routine EGD, and laparoscopic assisted total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy was done. As can be seen in this study, laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy could be safely applied in remnant gastric cancer.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Jul 1|
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