Laparoscopic Gastrostomy for Far-advanced Esophageal Cancer That Was Difficult to Treat with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
1)Surgery for Organ Function and Biological Regulation, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School
2)Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School Tama Nagayama Hospital
We performed a new technique of laparoscopic gastrostomy in a 69-year-old man with far-advanced esophageal cancer that was difficult to treat with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. The operation time was 23 minutes, and blood loss was a few milliliters. The postoperative course was uneventful, and no infection was observed at the site of gastrostomy insertion. Laparoscopic gastrostomy is a safe, minimally invasive surgery.
ϊγεγο 2010; 6(4), 190-192
esophageal cancer, gastrostomy, laparoscopic surgery
Takeshi Matsutani, Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School Tama Nagayama Hospital, 1-7-1 Nagayama, Tama Tokyo 206-8512, Japan