Video-assisted thoracoscopic truncal vagotomy

Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1997 Feb;89(2):86-93.
[Article in English, Spanish]


Thoracoscopic truncal vagotomy was performed in three patients with recurrent ulcer after previous Billroth-II gastrectomy. The technique involved double-lumen endotracheal-endobronchial intubation and single-lung ventilation. No morbidity or mortality existed and the mean hospitalization was 7 days. To date, no recurrent ulceration has been detected in these patients. Thoracoscopic truncal vagotomy is considered to be a rapid, simple and safe approach and thus could play a preferential role in the management of patients with recurrent peptic ulcer after previous gastrectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Gastrectomy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Posture
  • Recurrence
  • Reoperation
  • Stomach Ulcer / surgery
  • Thoracoscopes
  • Thoracoscopy / methods*
  • Vagotomy, Truncal / instrumentation
  • Vagotomy, Truncal / methods*
  • Video Recording