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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2016, Article ID 7090128, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7090128
Research Article

Simple, Safe, and Cost-Effective Technique for Resected Stomach Extraction in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

1General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Balcova, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
2Endocrinology Department, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Balcova, 35340 Izmir, Turkey

Received 27 November 2015; Revised 7 April 2016; Accepted 17 April 2016

Academic Editor: Daniele Marrelli

Copyright © 2016 Serhan Derici et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has become a popular operation during the recent years. This procedure requires resection of 80–90% of the stomach. Extraction of gastric specimen is known to be a challenging and costly stage of the operation. In this paper, we report results of a simple and cost-effective specimen extraction technique which was applied to 137 consecutive LSG patients. Methods. Between October 2013 and October 2015, 137 laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgeries were performed at Dokuz Eylul University General Surgery Department, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit. All specimens were extracted through a 15 mm trocar site without using any special device. Results. We noticed one superficial incisional surgical site infection and treated this patient with oral antibiotics. No cases of trocar site hernia were observed. Conclusion. Different techniques have been described for specimen extraction. This simple technique allows extraction of specimen safely in a short time and does not require any special device.