New surgical approach for gastric bezoar: "Hybrid access surgery" combined intragastric and single port surgery

Taeil Son, Kazuki Inaba, Yanghee Woo, Kyung Ho Pak, Woo Jin Hyung, Sung Hoon Noh

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Regarding the removal of a gastric bezoar, laparoscopic surgery was performed and it was shown that the laparoscopic approach is safe and feasible. However, the laparoscopic method has the risk of intraabdominal contamination, when the gastric bezoar is retrieved from the gastric lumen in the peritoneal cavity. We developed and applied a new procedure for the removal of the gastric bezoar using one surgical glove and two wound retractors as a fashion of intragastric single port surgery. Herein we present this new minimal invasive procedure, so named "hybrid access surgery" which involves the use of existing devices and overcomes the weakness of laparoscopic removal of the gastric bezoar. Our new procedure, combining the concept of intragastric and single port access, is acceptable and feasible to retrieve the gastric bezoar. In the future, this procedure may be one of the alternative procedures for retrieving gastric bezoar even when it is incarcerated in the pylorus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastric Cancer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer Research

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