LAPAROSCOPIC BILLROTH II GASTRECTOMY THE FIRST CASE REPORT IN LITERATURE
YAMAN TEKANT, PETER GOH, NGOİ SİNG SHANG
Singapur Ulusal Üniversitesi Genel Cerrahi A.B.D./SİNGAPUR
This report details the performance of the first laparoscopic Billroth II gastrectomy in the literature, on a 76 year-old Chinese male with a chronic gastric ulcer. Patient recovery was remarkable compared to the conventional open technique. The potential benefits of laparoscopic approach are likely to make this procedure an alternative to open gastrectomy in the surgical management of gastric ulcer.