Laparoscopic Intragastric Surgery With Endoscopic Assistance: A 2 Gastrostomy Approach With Multiple Applications

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Purpose:Laparoscopic intragastric resection is a surgical modality with acceptable oncologic outcomes for gastrointestinal stromal tumors and leiomyomas, particularly for masses located near the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ). We describe our technique of 2 gastrostomy laparoscopic, intragastric resection with endoscopic assistance.Methods:We detail our technique and report a unique application of this versatile approach.Results:Between December 2015 and July 2016, 4 patients underwent our combined technique of intragastric surgery. Complete resection was performed in the 2 patients who had gastrointestinal stromal tumors and 1 patient with a leiomyoma without complications. One patient had the unique diagnosis of gastritis cystica profunda. This mass could not be resected, but an effective Tru-cut core needle biopsy was obtained, and the mass was able to be diagnosed and decompressed.Conclusions:Our technique of 2 gastrostomy laparoscopic intragastric surgery is feasible and offers an effective oncologic approach for resection of tumors near the GEJ.

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