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Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

Martín Gascón Hove, Jorge Martín Gil, Teresa Sánchez Rodríguez, Ángel Ferrero Lomas, Jesús Peraza Casajús, Antonio López-Farré, José de Jaime Guijarro
Retrorectal cystic hamartomas, or tailgut cysts, are complex congenital cystic lesions which arise from embryologic tissues. Fewer than 200 cases have been reported worldwide, with women outnumbering men by 3:1. They are asymptomatic in 50% of the cases; the remainder present with back pain or mass effect as the most common symptoms. Malignant transformation rarely occurs. Guided biopsy is controversial, while surgery is the therapy of choice. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman complaining about perineal and vague lower abdominal pain, who was submitted to magnetic resonance imaging, which revealed a multilocular cystic, well-circumscribed retrorectal mass...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Tze-Yi Low, Brian K P Goh
Background: Recently, there have been several reports on minimally-invasive surgery for extended pancreatectomy (MIEP) in the literature. However, to date, only a limited number of studies reporting on the outcomes of MIEP have been published. In the present study, we report our initial experience with MIEP defined according to the latest the International Study Group for Pancreatic Surgery (ISPGS) guidelines. Methods: Over a 14-month period, a total of 6 consecutive MIEP performed by a single surgeon at a tertiary institution were identified from a prospectively maintained surgical database...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Gustavo Lopes Carvalho, Gustavo Henrique Belarmino Góes, Raimundo Hugo Matias Furtado, Raquel Nogueira Cordeiro, Eduarda Migueis Quintas Calheiros
A female patient, 59-year-old, was complaining of abdominal pain in the right hypochondrium and mesogastrium for 6 months. Ultrasonography and abdominal computed tomography were performed, both confirming a large hepatic cyst (10.6 cm × 7.6 cm × 7.3 cm) on the left lobe. A hybrid minilaparoscopic resection was proposed. We opted for unroofing the cyst, and the procedure was uneventfully performed, with a total surgical time of 60 min. In the post-operative the patient did well, with minimal abdominal pain, being discharged on the 5th post-operative day, after drain removal due to the use of intravenous antibiotic therapy...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Xubing Zhang, Qingbin Wu, Tao Hu, Chaoyang Gu, Liang Bi, Ziqiang Wang
Background: Laparoscopic surgery (LAS) for T4 rectal cancer (RC) is still controversial. This study aims to compare LAS with conventional open surgery in patients with T4 RC. Patients and Methods: Patients undergoing laparoscopic or open curative resection for T4 RC from January 2010 to September 2014 in our hospital were enrolled. Patients' clinicopathological characteristics and survival outcomes were collected and compared. All statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 22...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Mohit Agrawal, Sonali Bhagwat, Prashanth Rao
Background: Inguinal hernia repair has been a controversial area in surgical practice. Its complexity is reflected by the fact that numerous different procedures including both open and laparoscopic techniques are in use today. Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair is preferred over transabdominal pre-peritoneal repair as the peritoneum is not breached and also due to fewer intra-abdominal complications. This is the most elegant technique but rather difficult to perform. Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe Dulucq's technique for inguinal hernia repair and the use of three-dimensional mesh without fixation in laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernioplasty...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Philip C Muller, Caroline Berchtold, Christoph Kuemmerli, Claudio Ruzza, Kaspar Z'Graggen, Daniel C Steinemann
Background: Rectopexy and colpopexy are established surgical techniques to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Spondylodiscitis (SD) after rectopexy and colpopexy represents a rare infectious complication with severe consequences. We presented a case of SD after rectopexy and performed a systematic review. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed to identify case reports or case series reporting on SD after rectopexy or colpopexy. The main outcomes measures were time from initial surgery to SD, presenting symptoms, occurrence of mesh erosion or fistula formation and type of treatment...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Davide La Regina, Paolo Gaffuri, Marcello Ceppi, Andrea Saporito, Matteo Ferrari, Matteo Di Giuseppe, Francesco Mongelli
Background: Radical prostatectomy (RP) represents an important acquired risk factor for the development of primary inguinal hernias (IH) with an estimated incidence rates of 15.9% within the first 2 years after surgery. The prostatectomy-related preperitoneal fibrotic reaction can make the laparoendoscopic repair of the IH technically difficult, even if safety and feasibility have not been extensively evaluated yet. We conducted a systematic review of the available literature. Methods: A comprehensive computer literature search of PubMed and MEDLINE databases was carried out in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Jiaolin Zhou, Bangbo Zhao, Huizhong Qiu, Yi Xiao, Guole Lin, Huadan Xue, Yu Xiao, Beizhan Niu, Xiyu Sun, Junyang Lu, Lai Xu, Guannan Zhang, Bin Wu
Context: Retrorectal tumours are rare with developmental cysts being the most common type. Conventionally, large retrorectal developmental cysts (RRDCs) require the combined transabdomino-sacrococcygeal approach. Aims: This study aims to investigate the surgical outcomes of the laparoscopic approach for large RRDCs. Settings and Design: A retrospective case series analysis. Subjects and Methods: Data of patients with RRDCs of 10 cm or larger in diameter who underwent the laparoscopic surgery between 2012 and 2017 at our tertiary centre were retrospectively analyzed...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Gabriel Rodrigues, Shruti Rahul Pandit, Afroz Khan, Bharath Veerabharappa, Balaji Jayasankar, Rasagna Anaparti
The anatomy of the biliary tree is complex, and its variations of both intra- and extra-hepatic bile ducts can be found in approximately 30% of the general population. These variations are not picked up on routine pre-operative investigations of patients planned for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and often present as an unusual 'surprise' and a challenge that can make dissection in the Calot's triangle difficult leading to iatrogenic injury. We present a case of a 53-year-old female with an undescribed anomaly encountered during an LC...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Nitya Krishnamohan, Christina Lo, Ravindra S Date
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November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Mingjie Xia, Xinyuan Guo, Quan Wang
Objective: Totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG) with intracorporeal anastomosis is feasible because of improved approaches to laparoscopic surgery and the availability of a variety of surgical instruments. This study was designed to evaluate the practicality, safety and short-term operative outcomes of intracorporeal gastroduodenostomy in TLDG for gastric cancer. Materials and Methods: Medical records of patients with primary distal gastric cancer undergoing Billroth I (B-I) (n = 37) or B-II anastomosis (n = 41) in TLDG from February 2010 to November 2015 were retrospectively analysed...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Ramesh Kumar Aggarwal, Bishal Badal Mohanty, Arun Prasad
Splenic cysts are not so common in incidence. Only 800-850 cases have been reported till now in the literature. Splenic cysts can be further classified into parasitic and non-parasitic cysts. Non-parasitic cyst is further subdivided into true and false or pseudocyst. Pseudocysts are those who are lacking any epithelial lining. Splenic pseudocysts are usually a result of trauma, infection or infarction. We present a case of splenic pseudocyst that was diagnosed incidentally on routine check-up, and we managed this case with minimally invasive approach with complete preservation of spleen and only removal of pseudocyst...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Sameer Ashok Rege, Chiranjeev Roshan, Vairagar Siddhant, Surpam Shrinivas, Rewatkar Ajinkya
Background: Laparoscopic techniques have been used during pregnancy by obstetricians since the 1970's, primarily to diagnose and treat ectopic and heterotopic pregnancies. Pregnancy was considered as an absolute contraindication to laparoscopy by surgeons as recently as 1991, and a few still doubt the safety of minimal access in gravid patients. When an emergent operation is indicated, the surgery should not be withheld on the sole basis of patient's gravid state. On the contrary, the alleviation of maternal disease is thought to take priority because the health of the foetus is dependant on the mother...
November 9, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Suhaib J S Ahmad, Ahmed R Ahmed, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Douglas McWhinnie, Felix Nickel, Sherif M Hakky, Ashling Ramdin, Philip C Müller
Background: The impact an article has on a specific field is manifested by its number of citations. The aim of this systematic review was to perform a citation analysis and identify the 100 most-cited articles in the field of minimally invasive (MI) gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Methods: The Institute for Scientific Information Web of Knowledge (1945-2017) was utilised to identify the top 100 most-cited articles in the field of MI GI surgery, using 19 distinct keywords...
October 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Palanivelu Chinnusamy, Sumanta Dey, Bhushan Chittawadagi, Srivatsan Gurumurthy, Sandeep Sabnis, Senthilnathan Palanisamy
Solid pseudopapillary tumour (SPT) is one of the uncommon benign cystic neoplasms of pancreas occurring predominantly in young females. Being benign in nature, surgical resection is the treatment of choice with excellent 5-year survival. A 14-year-old girl presented with pain abdomen for 1 week. On evaluation, she was found to have a large SPT involving head and uncinate process of Pancreas She underwent robotic pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (R-PPPD) with da Vinci® Si Robotic System (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA)...
October 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Guru Prasad Painuly, Ankur Gupta, Mini Singhal, Bhavna Bansal
Gall bladder duplication is a rare congenital anomaly. True duplication is still rarer. Pre-operative detection helps in avoiding complications or missing the gall bladder during surgery. Ultrasonography (USG) and magnetic resonance cholangiography are investigation of choice. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the preferred modality for management of double gall bladder. We present a case diagnosed as cholelithiasis on USG. While doing laparoscopic surgery 2 gall bladders were found. She had a normal gall bladder that was lying in the supraduodenal area...
October 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Ankush Sarwal, Rajesh Khullar, Anil Sharma, Vandana Soni, Manish Baijal, Pradeep Chowbey
Ventral hernias (VHs) are common in the bariatric population with incidence of around 8% of patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). The factors contributing to the incidence of VH includes high intra-abdominal pressures, previous histories of abdominal surgeries, defects in fascial structure and reduced healing tendency. There is a high index of suspicion in BS patients with VH for hernia complications which can be lethal after LRYGB. Here, we present a case where VH complicated the LRYGB surgery...
October 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Giuseppe Zimmitti, Alberto Manzoni, Marco Ramera, Alberta Villanacci, Valentina Sega, Elio Treppiedi, Francesca Guerini, Marco Garatti, Claudio Codignola, Edoardo Rosso
Portal annular pancreas (PAP) is a pancreatic congenital anomaly consisting of pancreatic parenchyma encircling the portal vein and/or the superior mesenteric vein. It has been reported that the risk of developing a post-operative pancreatic fistula is higher following pancreaticoduodenectomy in patients with PAP, probably because of the possibility of leaving undrained a portion of pancreatic parenchyma during the reconstructive phase. Few manuscripts have reported a surgical technique of pancreaticoduodenectomy in case of PAP, herein we report the first case of a patient with PAP undergoing laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy...
October 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Guido Luis Busnelli, Walter Sebastián Nardi, Carola Featherston, Daniel E Pirchi, Pablo José Medina
A 67-year-old male with a history of a conventional right colectomy and hypertension was referred to our department for an incisional hernia and abdominal discomfort. Physical examination also showed a supraumbilical defect that was confirmed with a computed tomography scan. Laparoscopic Rives technique repair was done to repair the defect avoiding direct contact of the mesh with the intra-abdominal viscera.
October 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Abhijit Chandra, Prabhu Singh, Saket Kumar, Nikhil Chopra, Vishal Gupta, Pradeep Joshi, Vivek Gupta
Introduction: Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) has gained widespread acceptance for the management of complete rectal prolapse (CRP). However, there have been concerns considering its use in patients with a redundant sigmoid colon. This study was conducted to evaluate the anatomical and functional results following LVMR, particularly in cases of CRP with a redundant sigmoid colon. Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis of 25 patients who underwent LVMR from January 2011 to September 2016 was performed...
October 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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