Article Abstract

Total laparoscopic-assisted radical gastrectomy (D2+) with jejunal Roux-en-Y reconstruction

Authors: Weidong Zang, Wenju Liu, Cheng Wei, Shifu Liu, Guodong Zhao

Abstract

Total laparoscopic-assisted radical gastrectomy and the jejunal Roux-en-Y anastomosis were performed to treat cancer of the upper gastric body and fundic region. In the case of open anastomosis during total laparoscopic-assisted radical gastrectomy, an incision of 6-8 cm would be required due to the need for placing the stapler anvil. If using the Roux-en-Y procedure, however, the incision could be reduced to as small as 4-5 cm without increasing the length of operation and intraoperative bleeding that favors postoperative recovery.

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