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Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques

Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Pablo Royo, José L Muñoz, Manuel Duran, Elisabeth Redondo, Jose M Ramirez
INTRODUCTION: The essence of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs is the multimodal approach, and many authors have demonstrated safety and feasibility in fast track bariatric surgery. According to this concept, a multidisciplinary ERAS program for bariatric surgery has been developed by the Spanish fast track group (ERAS Spain). The aim of this study was to analyze the initial implementation of this Spanish National ERAS protocol in bariatric surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric prospective pilot study was performed, including 125 consecutive patients undergoing bariatric surgery at 3 Spanish hospitals between January and June 2015, after the Spanish National ERAS protocol in bariatric surgery...
October 7, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Renata P Colaneri, Fabrício F Coelho, Roberto de Cleva, Paulo Herman
AIM: To propose a laparoscopic treatment for schistosomal portal hypertension. METHODS: Ten patients with schistosomiasis and portal hypertension, with previous gastrointestinal hemorrhage from esophageal varices rupture, were evaluated. Patients were subjected to a laparoscopic procedure, with ligature of splenic artery and left gastric vein. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed on the 30th postoperative day, when esophageal varices diameter was measured and band ligature performed...
September 22, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Tao Xu, Ning Li, Fa Jin, Keren Wu, Zhipeng Ye
The study aimed to investigate the long-term outcomes of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) in Chinese patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). This was a retrospective analysis of 114 patients with ITP who underwent LS from 2001 to 2013. Patients were classified according to response at last contact: complete response (CR), partial response (PR), and no response (NR). Patients with CR had the highest platelet levels and patients with NR had the lowest. A correlation was observed between postoperative peak platelet count and platelet count on 2-month postoperative (r=0...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Vyacheslav Bard, Nikolai Menasherov, Sara Morgenstern, Riad Haddad, Hanoch Kashtan
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection is considered to be the best treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the most common mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. Tumor size, mitotic rate, and anatomic locations are directly related to the potential malignancy, surgical approach, oncological treatment, and recurrence rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 40 patients who underwent surgical resection of histologically or immunohistochemistry-proven GIST of the stomach at the Rabin and Kaplan Medical Center between 2004 and 2013...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Emmanuel A Agaba, Tarunjeet Klair, Ojinika Ikedilo, Prathiba Vemulapalli
INTRODUCTION: The discovery of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) as the culprit in peptic ulcer disease (PUD) has revolutionized its management. Despite the presence of effective drug treatments and an increased understanding of its etiology, the percentage of patients who require emergent surgery for complicated disease remains constant at 7% of hospitalized patients. This study aims at reviewing the incidence of complicated PUD and analyze changes in surgical management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2002 to September 2012, records of all patients with a clinical or radiologic diagnosis of perforated PUD were evaluated...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Laura Merli, Erika A De Marco, Camilla Fedele, Elena J Mason, Alessandra Taddei, Filomena V Paradiso, Vincenzo D Catania, Lorenzo Nanni
The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes and the complications between the 2 most adopted procedures for gastrostomy placement: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and laparoscopic gastrostomy (LG) in children. We present our study on 69 patients (male: 46/female: 23): group 1 (37 patients, 54%) undergoing PEG, group 2 (32 patients, 46%) undergoing LG. A total of 5 major complications were observed all in the PEG group (13.5%), no major complication was observed in the LG group (P-value<0.05)...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Ann-Kristin U Friedrich, Kevin P Baratta, Joanne Lewis, Adib R Karam, Margaret Hudlin, Demetrius E M Litwin, Mitchell A Cahan
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous cholecystostomy tube placement has widely been used as an alternative treatment to cholecystectomy, especially in advanced disease or critically ill patients. Reported postprocedural complication rates have varied significantly over the last decade. The goal of this study is to evaluate the safety of percutaneous cholecystostomy tube treatment in critically ill patients. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective chart analysis of 96 critically ill patients who underwent cholecystostomy tube placement during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay between 2005 and 2010 in a tertiary care center in central Massachusetts...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Da Hee Kim, Hwan Kim, Sanghyun Kwak, Kwangha Baek, Gina Na, Ji Hoon Kim, Se Heon Kim
The da Vinci system (da Vinci Surgical System; Intuitive Surgical Inc.) has rapidly developed in several years from the S system to the Si system and now the Xi System. To investigate the surgical feasibility and to provide workflow guidance for the newly released system, we used the new da Vinci Xi system for transoral robotic surgery (TORS) on a cadaveric specimen. Bilateral supraglottic partial laryngectomy, hypopharyngectomy, lateral oropharyngectomy, and base of the tongue resection were serially performed in search of the optimal procedures with the new system...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Riccardo Memeo, Stylianos Tzedakis, Vito de Blasi, Ammar Dehlawi, Xavier Untereiner, Maylis Rodriguez, Didier Mutter, Jacques Marescaux, Patrick Pessaux
Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy represents actually an emerging procedure for robot-assisted surgery. Considering complexity, extensive dissection, and difficult restoration of the digestive continuity, it remains a challenge for surgeons. The embedded video (Supplemental Digital Content 1, reports our standardized technique for robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy. In conclusion, robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy is feasible and can be safely performed. Further evaluation with clinical trials is required to validate its real benefits...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Toshiyasu Ojima, Katsunari Takifuji, Masaki Nakamura, Mikihito Nakamori, Hiroki Yamaue
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of the endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for submucosal-invasive gastric cancer (SMGC) by assessing the therapeutic outcomes in patients treated with ESD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2002 to 2013, ESD was performed for 597 lesions with early gastric cancer at our institute. ESD of the SMGC was performed for 85 patients. RESULTS: Among these 85 patients, 35 patients underwent additional gastrectomy...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Volkan Ozben, Turgut B Cengiz, Deniz Atasoy, Onur Bayraktar, Afag Aghayeva, Ilknur Erguner, Bilgi Baca, Ismail Hamzaoglu, Tayfun Karahasanoglu
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare perioperative outcomes for procedures using the latest generation of da Vinci robot versus its previous version in rectal cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-three patients undergoing robotic rectal cancer surgery between January 2010 and March 2015 were included. Patients were classified into 2 groups (Xi, n=28 vs. Si, n=25) and perioperative outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: The groups had significant differences including operative procedure, hybrid technique and redocking (P>0...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Andrzej Gryglewski, Brandon M Henry, Marian Mrozek, Marcin Żelawski, Krzysztof Piech, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
PURPOSE: Conventional endoscopy is limited by human capability to recognize and to differentiate pathology. Fractal analysis of blood vessels has been used in other organs, such as the retina, but never before to supplement colonoscopy. The aim of this study was to assess whether it is possible to differentiate between healthy and pathologic rectal mucosa using fractal analysis of the mucosal microvascular architecture seen during colonoscopic examination (Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Selcuk Disibeyaz, Erkin Oztas, Ufuk B Kuzu, Mustafa Ozdemir
Most ingested foreign bodies are best treated with endoscopically. If the sharp-pointed objects embedded in the esophageal wall, it may not be able to be removed by conventional endoscopic devices and surgery is required. Herein, we described a new technique for the extraction of both ends embedded sharp-pointed objects in the esophageal wall.
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Eun Kyung Choi, Dong Gyeong Kim, Younghoon Jeon
We compared the antiemetic efficacy of aprepitant plus palonosetron versus aprepitant plus ramosetron in patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A total of 88, nonsmoking, female patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomly allocated to 2 groups of 44 each who received palonosetron 0.075 mg (aprepitant plus palonosetron group) and ramosetron 0.3 mg (aprepitant plus ramosetron group) after induction of anesthesia. All patients received aprepitant 80 mg 2 hours before surgery. The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), use of rescue antiemetic, pain severity, and any side effects were assessed for 24 hours after surgery...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Giovanni D Tebala
Ureteral injury is one of the possible complications of distal colectomies. It may be caused by misidentification of the anatomic landmarks during the left lateral dissection, due to factor pertaining to the patient, the disease, and the surgeon. The only way to reduce the risk of this avoidable complication is the perfect knowledge and identification of the anatomy of the left ureter. In this article, we describe an anatomic triangle that can be a valid help in the identification of the ureter in the area where higher is the risk of iatrogenic injury...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Wenbin Ji, Youlong Wang, Lie Wang, Huamin Tan, Jingwang Tan
BACKGROUND: In laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, the stapler transection of the pancreas remains the preferred method; however, pancreatic fistula continues to be a critical unsolved problem. The aim of this study was to compare complications associated with distal pancreatectomy, especially regarding the formation of pancreatic fistula, with particular attention to the stapler and hand-sewn closure technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and June 2012, 47 patients underwent laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Shunji Endo, Terumasa Yamada, Masakazu Ikenaga, Ken Konishi, Katsuya Ohta, Kenichi Matsumoto, Hirotoshi Takayama, Ichizo Kobayashi, Haruki Akamatsu, Kazuyuki Sasaki, Jun Murata, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Junichi Nishijima
Gastroduodenal stents are effective for gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) due to gastric cancer. However, some patients are unable to eat again soon. We retrospectively analyzed the cause of short-feeding periods. Between 2011 and 2015, we performed stent placement in 22 patients who could not eat solids. The effects of clinical characteristics on duration of oral intake were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards models. Univariate analyses revealed that the degree of GOO [no oral intake/liquids only; hazard ratio (HR), 10...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Yang Zhang, Jian Peng, Xiaoli Li, Mingmei Liao
The study aimed to compare the application values of endoscopic-laparoscopic cholecystolithotomy (ELC) and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for patients with cholecystolithiasis. It did a retrospective analysis of 107 patients with cholecystolithiasis who underwent ELC and 144 patients with cholecystolithiasis who underwent LC. There is no significant difference in operating time and expenses when comparing ELC with LC (P>0.05). ELC showed significantly less blood loss during operation compared with LC (P<0...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Cheng Peng, Yan Ling, Chi Ma, Xiaochun Ma, Wei Fan, Weibo Niu, Jun Niu
OBJECTIVE: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an endoscopic technique whereby surgical interventions can be performed with a flexible endoscope passed through a natural orifice (mouth, vulva, urethra, anus) then through a transluminal opening of the stomach, vagina, bladder, or colon. Although in the early stage of research and development, NOTES has been clinically applied across the globe, above all the transvaginal cholecystectomy is among the most frequently performed procedures...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Sho Nishimura, Eiji Oki, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Yasuo Tsuda, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hideto Sonoda, Kippei Ohgaki, Hiroshi Saeki, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy has become an established minimally invasive treatment for gastric cancer since it was first reported in 1994. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the clinical outcomes of 248 patients who had undergone open distal gastrectomy (ODG), laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG), and totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG) for gastric cancer. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: TLDG showed superiority in terms of blood loss, reconstruction options, and postoperative recovery compared with ODG and LADG...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
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