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Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

Giacomo Corrado, Giuseppe Cutillo, Giulia Pomati, Emanuela Mancini, Ermelinda Baiocco, Lodovico Patrizi, Maria Saltari, Francesco Barletta, Fabiola Patani, Enrico Vizza
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the surgical and oncological outcome for the management of endometrial cancer (EC) by laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent a LESS for EC. All the patients were treated by the same surgical team between July 2009 and June 2013 at the Gynaecologic Oncologic Unit, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy. RESULTS: A total of 50 women were included, with a median age of 45 years (range, 39-84 years) and a median body mass index (BMI) of 21...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Chen Zhen, Ma Lishuang, Zhang Jinshan, Qiao Guoliang, Zhang Zhen, Liu Shuili, Zhang Jun, Guan Kaoping, Li Long
BACKGROUNDS: Splenomegaly may contribute to hypersplenism and can result in thrombocytopenia. Many approaches are used to treat splenomegaly; however, the current management of splenomegaly has intrinsic limitations or disadvantages. Now, we initiate a new approach, that of total splenic vessel (artery and vein) ligations (TSVLs) in paediatric patients with splenomegaly. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the results obtained with TVSLs procedure for paediatric patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventeen paediatric patients with splenomegaly were screened for enrolment into this retrospective analysis...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Jayaweera Muhandiramge Uthpala Jayaweera, Merrenna Ishan Malith De Zoysa
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of information available on the internet to patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sources of information were obtained the keyword 'laparoscopic cholecystectomy', from internet searches using Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Ask and AOL search engines with default settings. The first 50 web links were evaluated for their accessibility, usability and reliability using the LIDA tool (validation instrument for healthcare websites by Minervation)...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Yuhamy Curbelo-Peña, Juan Dardano-Berriel, Xavier Guedes-De la Puente, Maria Saladich-Cubero, Tomas Stickar, Enric De Caralt-Mestres
Mekel's diverticulum is a gastrointestinal malformation. Occurs in one of every 40 patients. It is usually asymptomatic whereas complications can be developed in 2% to 4%. The report is based on a 41-year old male, who attended to emergency, complaining of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Blood tests showed high level of inflammatory markers. With acute appendicitis as presumptive diagnosis, laparoscopy was performed. The intraoperative findings were: a perforated Mekel's diverticulum with normal cecal appendix...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Kyoichi Deie, Hiroo Uchida, Hiroshi Kawashima, Yujiro Tanaka, Michimasa Fujiogi, Hizuru Amano, Naruhiko Murase, Takahisa Tainaka
Surgical pancreatic duct (PD) drainage for chronic pancreatitis in children is relatively rare. It is indicated in cases of recurrent pancreatitis and PD dilatation that have not responded to medical therapy and therapeutic endoscopy. We performed laparoscopic side-to-side pancreaticojejunostomy for two paediatric patients with chronic pancreatitis. The main PD was opened easily by electrocautery after locating the dilated PD by intraoperative ultrasonography. The dilated PD was split longitudinally from the pancreatic tail to the pancreatic head by laparoscopic coagulation shears or electrocautery after pancreatography...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Luca Morelli, Simone Guadagni, Elena Troia, Gregorio Di Franco, Matteo Palmeri, Giovanni Caprili, Cristiano D'Isidoro, Andrea Moglia, Roberta Pisano, Andrea Pietrabissa, Alfred Cuschieri, Franco Mosca
BACKGROUND: The STAR System (Ekymed SpA) is a novel multipurpose sponge developed for conventional manual laparoscopic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between December 2012 and December 2014, we successfully used the sponge in ten robot-assisted and ten direct manual laparoscopic operations to achieve haemostasis, for blunt dissections, for atraumatic lifting of solid organs, to check for bile leaks, for cleaning the surgical field thus avoiding frequent use of suction or the application of haemostatic agents...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Hirdaya H Nag, Vageesh Bettageri Gangadhara, Amit Dangi
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic management of patients with Mirizzi's syndrome (MS) is not routinely recommended due to the high risk of iatrogenic complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Intra-cholecystic (IC) or inside-gall bladder (GB) approach was used for laparoscopic management of 16 patients with MS at a tertiary care referral centre in North India from May 2010 to August 2014; a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data was performed. RESULTS: Mean age was 40...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Lei Yu, Ji-Xiang Wu, Xiao-Hong Chen, Yun-Feng Zhang, Ji Ke
OBJECTIVE: Most researchers believe that the presence of large epiphrenic diverticulum (ED) with severe symptoms should lead to the consideration of surgical options. The choice of minimally invasive techniques and whether Heller myotomy with antireflux fundoplication should be employed after diverticulectomy became points of debate. The aim of this study was to describe how to perform laparoscopic transhiatal diverticulectomy (LTD) and oesophagomyotomy with the aid of intraoperative gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and how to investigate whether the oesophagomyotomy should be performed routinely after LTD...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Muharrem Battal, Ahmet Yilmaz, Gokmen Ozturk, Oguzhan Karatepe
BACKGROUND: Recently, total laparoscopic pancreatectomy has been performed at many centres as an alternative to open surgery. In this study, we aimed to present the difficulties that we have encountered in converting from classic open pancreaticoduodenectomy to total laparoscopic pancreatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between December 2012 and January 2014, we had 100 open pancreaticoduodenectomies. Subsequently, we tried to perform total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (TLPD) in 22 patients...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Kamal K Mahawar, Parveen Kumar, William Rj Carr, Neil Jennings, Norbert Schroeder, Shlok Balupuri, Peter K Small
Mini-gastric bypass (MGP) is a promising bariatric procedure. Tens of thousands of this procedure have been performed throughout the world since Rutledge performed the first procedure in the United States of America in 1997. Several thousands of these have even been documented in the published scientific literature. Despite a proven track record over nearly two decades, this operation continues to polarise the bariatric community. A large number of surgeons across the world have strong objections to this procedure and do not perform it...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Nikhil Bondade, Suryaprakash Bhandari, Prashant Rao, Rahul Shah, Vishal Bothara, Amit Maydeo
Dieulafoy's lesion (DL) is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening condition. It accounts for 1-2% of acute gastrointestinal bleedings. Its serious nature makes it necessary for early diagnosis and treatment. This is a case report of a patient who presented with life-threatening haematemesis due to gastric Dieulafoy's that was successfully treated laparoscopically after failed endotherapy.
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Israel Fernandez-Pineda, Aaron D Seims
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has been traditionally performed by a multi-port approach, but uniportal VATS is gaining popularity among thoracic surgeons. The use of only one intercostal space may result in less pain, but competition among camera and operating instruments may be a disadvantage. In children, the limited space in the thorax makes the uniportal VATS difficult to accomplish. We present a modification of the uniportal VATS, using a single skin incision but placing the thoracoscope in the superior or inferior intercostal space relative to the working instruments to increase instrument range of motion within a single intercostal space...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Senthilnathan Palanisamy, Biswajit Deuri, Subrahmaneswara Babu Naidu, Nalankilli Vaiyapurigoundar Palanisamy, Vijay Anand Natesan, Palanivelu Chinnusamy
Although minimally invasive surgery has evolved in every field of surgery, its use in vascular surgery is limited to major vessel diseases only. A 23-year-old female presented with a cystic lesion in the distal body and the tail of the pancreas. Triphasic computed tomography (CT) abdomen revealed a 4.5 cm × 3.2 cm-sized mass with calcifications. A diagnosis of the mucinous cystic neoplasm in the distal body and the tail of the pancreas was made and the patient was planned for laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Janavikula Sankaran Rajkumar, Deepa Ganesh, Anirudh Rajkumar
Perforated appendicitis leading to inflammatory stricture of the right ureter is a rarity. We present this fairly uncommon case of a patient who developed a stricture of the right ureter secondary to an ongoing inflammatory process in the peritoneum and retroperitoneum. A perforated appendicitis was operated upon, and on follow-up the mild hydronephrosis had worsened. Stenting of the right ureter completely solved the problem.
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Mohan Raj Harilingam, Ashish Kiran Shrestha, Sanjoy Basu
AIM: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is considered the 'gold standard' intervention for gall bladder (GB) diseases. However, to avoid serious biliovascular injury, conversion is advocated for distorted anatomy at the Calot's triangle. The aim is to find out whether our technique of laparoscopic modified subtotal cholecystectomy (LMSC) is suitable, with an acceptable morbidity and outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of 993 consecutive patients who underwent cholecystectomy was done at a large District General Hospital (DGH) between August 2007 and January 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Dinesh Zirpe, Sudeepta K Swain, Somak Das, C V Gopakumar, Sriharsha Kollu, Darshan Patel, Radhakrishna Patta, Tirupporur G Balachandar
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become a regular daycare surgery at many centres across the world. However, only a few centres in India have a dedicated daycare surgery centre, and very few of them have reported their experience. Concerns remain regarding the feasibility, safety and acceptability of the introduction of daycare laparoscopic cholecystectomy (DCLC) in India. There is a need to assess the safety and acceptability of the implementation of short-stay DCLC service at a centre completely dedicated to daycare surgery...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Ranendra Hajong, Peter Ds Khariong
BACKGROUND: Conventionally, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is performed by using three or four ports of various sizes. As cosmesis is an important aspect of LC, the trend is now towards use of fewer ports, thereby resulting in better cosmesis for patients. The aim of this study was to compare three-port against two-port LC techniques and to see whether there is any advantage in using one technique over the other. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study was conducted in the Department of General Surgery of North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) hospital in Northeast India...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Hirdaya H Nag, Sandip Chandrasekar, John M Manipadum, Bettageri G Vageesh
BACKGROUND: Splenectomy for the treatment of hypersplenism in patients with cirrhosis (HIC) is related with complications. Laparoscopic splenic artery ligation (LSAL) may be an alternative treatment option. AIMS: To evaluate safety and feasibility of LSAL in the treatment of HIC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of ten patients with HIC who were treated with LSAL from October 2012 to February 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Palanivelu Praveenraj, Rachel M Gomes, Saravana Kumar, Palanisamy Senthilnathan, Ramakrishnan Parthasarathi, Subbiah Rajapandian, Chinnusamy Palanivelu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is the most commonly performed 'standalone' bariatric procedure in India. Staple line gastric leaks occur infrequently but cause significant and prolonged morbidity. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse the management of patients with a gastric leak after LSG for morbid obesity at our institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From February 2008 to 2014, 650 patients with different degrees of morbid obesity underwent LSG...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Hrishikesh Salgaonkar, Ramya Ranjan Behera, Pradeep Chandra Sharma, Manoj Chadha, Avinash N Katara, Deepraj S Bhandarkar
Paragangliomas are catecholamine-secreting neuroendocrine tumours arising from chromaffin tissue at extra-adrenal sites. The commonest site for a paraganglioma is the organ of Zuckerkandl. Traditional treatment of paraganglioma of organ of Zuckerkandl (POZ) involves open surgical resection, and only a few cases of laparoscopic approach to this pathology have been reported. We report the successful laparoscopic resection of a large POZ in a 22-year-old woman and review the previous cases reporting a laparoscopic approach to this rare tumour...
October 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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