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J Korean Surg Soc. 2011 Dec;81(Suppl 1):S34-S38. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2011.81.Suppl1.S34
Seo KW , Yoon KY .
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. yoonkiyoung@naver.com
Abstract

We report our case of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with D1 + beta lymph node dissection for a patient with early gastric cancer and laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstone with situs inversus totalis. A superficial elevated lesion was found on the lesser curvature of the antrum. The preoperative diagnosis was cStage IA (cT1, cN0, cH0, cP0, cM0). A 1 cm-sized gallstone was found in the fundus through upper abdominal ultrasound. A laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with standard D2 lymph node dissection for early gastric cancer and laparoscopic cholecystectomy was successfully performed by not shifting the monitor to the left and right and not changing operator's position without additional blood loss and time. The number of retrieved lymph nodes was 36. We have not found any abnormal course of blood vessels except for the right/left inversion. Billroth I reconstruction was performed through end-to-side anastomosis. Based on a histopathological examination, a 1.5 x 1.5 cm, submucosal (sm3), moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (pT1, pN0, sH0, sP0, sM0, stage IA) was diagnosed. The postoperative course was favorable and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 7.

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