Laparoscopic Ligation of an Aneurysm of the Left Gastric Artery

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Summary:We describe the laparoscopic ligation of an aneurysm of the left gastric artery. The patient was admitted to the hospital with epigastric pain, and computed tomography showed a retroperitoneal hemorrhage. Celiac angiography showed a fusiform-type aneurysm 1.0 cm in diameter at the trunk of the left gastric artery. The left gastric artery was ligated at sites proximal and distal to the aneurysm under laparoscopy, and the patient's postoperative course was uneventful. Laparoscopic surgery appears useful for elective surgery of an aneurysm in the left gastric artery.

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