STEP 1 continuedAbdominal incision and mobilization of the stomach

The pylorus is freed from adjacent connective tissue (B), and the omentum minus is opened along the minor curvature. Care has to be taken not to overlook a left hepatic artery. The left gastric artery is exposed as well as the coronary vein. Both structures are ligated and transected (C). Thus, the lymphatic tissue along the lesser and greater curvature is included in the specimen. The right gastric artery and vein are ligated and transected as well as the right gastroepiploic artery and vein at the greater curve, preserving the arcade vessels of the proximal part of the stomach.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
How to Stay Young

How to Stay Young

For centuries, ever since the legendary Ponce de Leon went searching for the elusive Fountain of Youth, people have been looking for ways to slow down the aging process. Medical science has made great strides in keeping people alive longer by preventing and curing disease, and helping people to live healthier lives. Average life expectancy keeps increasing, and most of us can look forward to the chance to live much longer lives than our ancestors.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment