Endoscopy 2003; 35(7): 613-615
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-40239
Case Report

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A Technique for Endo-Organ Resection of Gastric Wall Tumors Using One Intragastric Trocar

M.  Pross 1 , S.  Wolff 1 , G.  Nestler 1 , D.  Schubert 1 , S.  Kahl 2 , H.  Lippert 1
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2 Department of Gastroenterology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
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Publication History

Submitted 26 June 2002

Accepted after Revision 16 December 2002

Publication Date:
24 June 2003 (online)

This report describes a new technique for combined laparoscopic and gastroscopic intragastric resection of benign gastric wall tumors. We performed this combined endo-organ procedure in five patients. Endo-organ intragastric resection is only used with posterior gastric wall tumors and tumors located near the cardia and the pylorus. For this approach, only one trocar is placed into the stomach for intragastric introduction of the endostapler. The video gastroscope allows intragastric vision. We recommend our procedure for the extirpation of small, benign, intramural gastric tumors, as a safe and very comfortable method for the patient.


M. Pross

Department of Surgery · Otto von Guericke University

Leipziger Strasse 44 · 39120 Magdeburg · Germany

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Email: Matthias.Pross@medizin.uni-magdeburg.de