Laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery with lymphadenectomy is rarely performed for multiple gastrointestinal cancers. We report four patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for synchronous cancer of the stomach and colon. Resection of each organ with lymphadenectomy was performed by each specialist and the region of the lymphadenectomy was determined according to the lesion of cancer and its depth. The selection of gastric anastomosis, whether intracorporeal or extracorporeal, depended on the resecting areas of the large bowel to allow a small incision. All four cases were male with the median age of 69 (range 59-77) years. The median number of trocars used were 6 (range 5-8) and median length of incision was 4.5cm (range 4-4.5cm). The median operative time and blood loss were 495.5 minutes (range 390-605) and 88g (range 36-245), respectively. In all four cases, laparoscopic surgery with a lymphadenectomy on each region was successfully accomplished according to the respective progression stage. Anastomosis was completed with a small incision by using techniques and devices to provide a variation of anastomosis methods and incision positions. Laparoscopic surgery with lymphadenectomy was also undertaken for a patient with gastric remnant cancer and colorectal cancer. The median length of the postoperative hospital stay was 14.5 days (range 12-29). No complications were observed after the surgery. There was no case of recurrence during a median follow-up of 84.3 months (range 54.9-111.5). Laparoscopic surgery was feasible for patients with double cancer of the stomach and colon.
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