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Laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of gastric phytobezoar [Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci ]
Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2019; 26(3): 128-131 | DOI: 10.14744/less.2019.47550

Laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of gastric phytobezoar

Murat Coşkun1, Adem Yüksel2, Murat Burc Yazicioglu1
1Department of General Surgery, Kocaeli Health Sciences University Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
2Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Kocaeli Health Sciences University Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

Gastric phytobezoars are usually treated with conservative (i.e. medical, endoscopic) methods. However, when conservative treatment methods are failed, surgical treatment is inevitable. In this study, we report the results of two gastric phytobezoar cases which were not treated with conservative methods and laparoscopic anterior gastrotomy with four ports was performed. Bezoar was extracted within endobag through the port site after partially enlarging of the incision. Both patients were discharged on the postoperative fifth day. The findings suggest that laparoscopic surgery is a safe and feasible method for the treatment of gastric phytobezoar.

Keywords: Bezoar, laparoscopy; phytobezoar.

Murat Coşkun, Adem Yüksel, Murat Burc Yazicioglu. Laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of gastric phytobezoar. Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2019; 26(3): 128-131

Corresponding Author: Murat Coşkun, Türkiye
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