Surgery Today

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 43–45 | Cite as

Laparoscopic Repair of a Gastric Volvulus Occurring as a Long-Term Complication of Left Pneumonectomy: Report of a Case

  • Hasan Fevzi Batirel
  • Oya Uygur-Bayramicli
  • Sevgi Guler
  • Bedrettin Yildizeli
  • Mustafa Yuksel


Gastric volvulus is an extremely rare late complication of pneumonectomy. We report the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with a 1-year history of progressive intolerance of solids and weight loss 33 years after a left pneumonectomy. Preoperative examinations showed a mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus. We performed a laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication and anterior gastropexy, following which his symptoms disappeared.

Key words

Pneumonectomy Laparoscopy Minimally invasive surgery Surgery Complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hasan Fevzi Batirel
    • 1
  • Oya Uygur-Bayramicli
    • 2
  • Sevgi Guler
    • 1
  • Bedrettin Yildizeli
    • 1
  • Mustafa Yuksel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryMarmara University HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Division of GastroenterologyKartal Teaching and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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