Transgastric cholecystectomy: transgastric accessibility to the gallbladder improved with the SEMF method and a novel multibending therapeutic endoscope.

@article{Sumiyama2007TransgastricCT,
  title={Transgastric cholecystectomy: transgastric accessibility to the gallbladder improved with the SEMF method and a novel multibending therapeutic endoscope.},
  author={Kazuki Sumiyama and Christopher John Gostout and E. Ezhil Rajan and Timothy A Bakken and Mary A. Knipschield and Sydney S. C. Chung and Peter B. Cotton and Robert Holbrook Hawes and Anthony N. Kalloo and Sergey V. Kantsevoy and Pankaj Jay Pasricha},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 7},
  pages={1028-34}
}
BACKGROUND Transgastric cholecystectomy is thought to technically and anatomically challenge a single entry flexible endoscopic approach. OBJECTIVES To examine the feasibility of a transgastric-only cholecystectomy, endoscope performance in an upper-abdominal operation, and the usefulness of an offset gastrotomy. STUDY DESIGN Animal survival study. SETTING Animal research laboratory. PATIENTS Six domestic pigs. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS Transgastric access to the gallbladder and… CONTINUE READING

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