Open Total Gastrectomy and Splenectomy

  • Han-Kwang YangEmail author
  • Seung-Young Oh


Open total gastrectomy remains the standard approach to complete surgica; resection of the stomach. Although laparoscopic techniques and minimally invasive surgery may have advantages in patients requiring distal or subtotal resection, a total gastrectomy requires an esophagojejunal anastomosis. There is debate over the best method to perform this anastomosis and no technique appears to be superior. In this chapter, we describe our approach to open total gastrectomy, highlighting the importance of lymph node dissection and a reliable esophagojejunal anastomotic technique.


Gastric cancer Total gastrectomy Open resection 

Supplementary material

Video 9.1

In this video, the surgeon demonstrates his approach to total gastrectomy and splenectomy with Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy. (MP4 374484 kb)


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgerySeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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