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Intra-corporeal hand-sewn esophagojejunostomy is a safe and feasible procedure for totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy: short-term outcomes in 100 consecutive patients

Yu Pan, Chao Lu, Yiping Mou, Chaojie Huang, Xiaowu Xu, Renchao Zhang, Ke Chen



An optimal method for intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy has not yet been standardized. This study sought to introduce intracorporeal hand-sewn end-to-side esophagojejunostomy after totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy.


The author conducted a consecutive series of 100 intracorporeal hand-sewn esophagojejunostomies after totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy for upper third gastric cancer from September 2012 to December 2016.


All patients were successfully operated on without conversion to open- or laparoscope-assisted surgery. The mean reconstruction time was 45 min, and the time until first flatus was 4 days. The time to start a soft diet was 7 days. The length of postoperative hospital stay was 8 days. The overall postoperative morbidity was 8%, including one anastomotic leak, and the mortality was zero. The median follow-up duration was 13 months; no anastomotic strictures were encountered.


Intracorporeal hand-sewn end-to-side esophagojejunostomy after totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy is a safe and feasible procedure. This method can identify negative margins with intraoperative frozen sections before reconstruction and could be a good option for performing intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy with an advanced endoscopic suture technique.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00464-017-5964-4

DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5964-4

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