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Technique of laparoscopic posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior seromyotomy using endoscopic esophogeal transillumination
Author(s): David M. Reed; Bartholomew J. Tortella; William V. Dolan; Ralph P. Pennino; Michael R. Treat
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Paper Abstract

The unprecedented rapid and successful adoption of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has prompted the evaluation of converting other standard open surgical procedures to a laparoscopic technique. A wide variety of laparoscopic acid reduction procedures have been successfully accomplished by groups in this country and abroad. Our group reviewed the literature on the many types of open peptic ulcer operations, as well as the ones performed laparoscopically. We elected to perfect the technique of posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior seromyotomy (PTVAS). After extensive animal laboratory work, we performed PTVAS on four patients with documented recurrent peptic ulcer disease. We describe our technique as it evolved and in particular note the usefulness of endoscopic esophageal transillumination. In addition, we report our results and discuss their implications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1879, Lasers in Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146240
Show Author Affiliations
David M. Reed, Stamford Hospital (United States)
Bartholomew J. Tortella, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry (United States)
William V. Dolan, Esparanca Foundation (United States)
Ralph P. Pennino, Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine (United States)
Michael R. Treat, Columbia Univ. College of Physicians and Surgeons (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1879:
Lasers in Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery
Christopher J. Daly; Warren S. Grundfest; Douglas E. Johnson; Raymond J. Lanzafame; Rudolf W. Steiner; Yona Tadir; Graham M. Watson, Editor(s)

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