Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer with simultaneous resection of para-aortic schwannoma

Atsushi Gakuhara, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Yukinori Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Makoto Yamasaki, Tomoki Makino, Koji Tanaka, Masaaki Motoori, Yutaka Kimura, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki

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Abstract

An asymptomatic 74-year-old man was diagnosed with early gastric cancer during screening. Preoperative CT revealed a 25-mm tumor surrounded by the abdominal aorta, inferior vena cava, and left renal vein. Based on the primary tumor stage, para-aortic lymph node metastasis was considered to be unlikely but could not be ruled out. For this reason, we planned a concurrent diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopic resection with gastrectomy. The gastric cancer and para-aortic tumor were successfully resected laparoscopically. The tumor was diagnosed as a schwannoma. With care and skill, we were able to resect the para-aortic schwannoma and gastric cancer simultaneously and safely by using laparoscopic techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalAsian journal of endoscopic surgery
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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