A laparoscopic and minilaparotomy proximal gastrectomy with esophagogastrostomy (end-to-side anastomosis) was performed on a 56-yearold woman with a leiomyoma located just below the esophagogastric junction. Gastroscopic examination revealed a leiomyoma (diameter of 2.5 cm) just below the esophagogastric junction. We considered a laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy safer than a laparoscopic partial gastrectomy because of the risk of postoperative anastomotic stenosis in this case. Therefore, the patient under-went laparoscopic minilaparotomy proximal gastrectomy with esophagogastrostomy. On postoperative day 1, she was able to walk. On postoperative day 4, she started on a clear liquid diet and was discharged on postoperative day 14. During her postoperative recovery, the patient experienced little pain and did not request narcotic analgesia.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy|
|Publication status||Published - 12-1995|
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