Laparoscopic excision of a gastric diverticulum in a child

Monica E. Lopez, Christine Whyte, Sylvain Kleinhaus, Yolanda Rivas, Burton H. Harris

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Gastric diverticulum is a rare entity; the patient usually presents with vague abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Diverticulectomy is required for patients with intractable symptoms or complications. We report the laparoscopic excision of a gastric diverticulum in a 15-year-old girl who had been symptomatic for 5 years. A five-port technique and a linear cutting and stapling device were used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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