Systematic Reviews
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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2015; 21(43): 12482-12497
Published online Nov 21, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i43.12482
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Figure 3 Endoscope-assisted laparoscopic intragastric and transgastric resection technique. A: Localization of the tumor at the posterior gastric wall by endoscopy and the position of the anterior gastric wall overlying the tumor is shown to the laparoscopic team by transillumination; B: Transgastric resection: the anterior gastric wall is sectioned (gastrotomy) to give laparoscopic access to the gastric lumen and the tumor; C: Intragastric resection: the laparoscopic ports are inserted through the abdominal wall and through the gastric wall inside the gastric lumen; the gastric wall is held in contact with the abdominal wall by means of the balloon tipped laparoscopic ports.