Laparoscopy-Assisted Resection of Gastric Remnant Cancer

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We report a case of gastric remnant carcinoma (GRC) that was successfully treated by laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy. A 69-year-old man was referred to our department for management of GRC. Preoperative investigations revealed a slightly elevated tumor, 5.0 cm in maximal diameter, confined to the gastric mucosa. Computed tomography and endoscopic ultrasonography identified no lymph node metastasis. Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy was performed including perigastric and mesenteric lymph node dissection. The postoperative course was uneventful. This is the first reported case of laparoscopically treated GRC. In cases with little adhesion from previous surgery, laparoscopic procedure might represent the treatment of choice for early GRC in terms of minimal invasiveness.

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