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Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery

Hisanaga Horie, Koji Koinuma, Homare Ito, Ai Sadatomo, Daishi Naoi, Yoshihiko Kono, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Mitsuaki Morimoto, Makiko Tahara, Alan K Lefor, Naohiro Sata, Takahiro Sasaki, Hideharu Sugimoto
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLD) is technically challenging because of the complicated anatomy of the pelvic wall. To overcome this difficulty, we introduced preoperative 3-D simulation. The aim of the study is to investigate the usefulness of preoperative 3-D simulation for the safe conduct of laparoscopic LPLD for rectal cancer. METHODS: After undergoing colonoscopy, patients were brought to the radiology suite where multi-detector row CT was performed...
March 12, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Carmen Payá-Llorente, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Segundo A Gómez-Abril, Ernesto Armañanzas-Villena
A 54-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department with a 2-week history of alimentary vomiting. She had undergone laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding 6 years earlier. CT revealed a mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus and ischemia on the gastric wall. Emergent diagnostic laparoscopy was performed, and severe peritonitis and gastric necrosis caused by volvulation was found. After band removal, a fundal perforation was noted, but a viable lesser curvature enabled laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to be performed...
March 7, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Takehiro Noji, Yo Kurashima, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Toshimichi Asano, Yuma Ebihara, Toru Nakamura, Soichi Murakami, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Satoshi Hirano
Benign biliary strictures have a broad spectrum of etiologies. There have been no reported cases, however, of a biliary stricture secondary to a migrated suture after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG). Here, we report one such case. The patient was a 60-year-old man who underwent LDG with Roux-en-Y reconstruction for early gastric cancer. Pathology revealed early cancer (T1N0M0) with a curative resection. Two years after LDG, the patient was found to have elevated hepatobiliary enzymes. After further workup, the new diagnosis was invasive cholangiocarcinoma (T2N0M0), and the patient underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy...
February 20, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Masakazu Sato, Minako Koizumi, Takahiro Hino, Yu Takahashi, Natsuki Nagashima, Nao Itaoka, Chiharu Ueshima, Maki Nakata, Yoko Hasumi
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than open surgery and is now common in various medical fields. However, laparoscopic surgery is more difficult than open surgery and often requires additional time for the operator to achieve mastery. Therefore, we investigated the use of assistive technology for uniform laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: We used the OpenCV2 library for augmented reality with an ArUco marker to detect and estimate forceps positioning...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Yoshio Nagahisa, Ryuju Kawashima, Ryu Matsumoto, Masaki Harada, Kazuki Hashida, Michio Okabe, Kazuyuki Kawamoto
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative chronic pain is an important outcome of hernia surgery. In laparoscopic hernia surgery, either fixation outside the trapezoid of disaster or no fixation is recommended to avoid postoperative pain. To avoid recurrence are transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) hernia repair, the myopectineal orifice must be covered with mesh during TAPP, but lifting or shrinking of the mesh can lead to recurrence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a novel technique for mesh fixation to prevent the mesh from lifting off...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Belén Aneiros Castro, Indalecio Cano Novillo, Araceli García Vázquez, Pedro Yuste García, Eduardo Ferrero Herrero, Andrés Gómez Fraile
INTRODUCTION: Subhepatic appendicitis in children is an unusual condition that can be challenging for the pediatric surgeons to treat. The aim of our study was to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomies based on the position of the appendix. METHODS: The data of 1736 patients who had undergone laparoscopic appendectomy in our tertiary center were retrospectively reviewed. We compared two groups: subhepatic location (n = 56) and non-subhepatic location (n = 1680)...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Vishwanath M Pattanshetti, Kanyadhara L Krishna
INTRODUCTION: Management of appendicitis has evolved dramatically in the last 120 years, from McBurney's large incision to minimally invasive laparoscopic appendectomy to hardly noticeable incisions with SILS. As a bridge between conventional laparoscopic surgery and SILS, double-incision laparoscopic surgery further minimizes the invasiveness of laparoscopic surgery by reducing the number of incisions. This study aimed to establish the efficacy of double-incision, three-port laparoscopic appendectomy (DILA) as an alternative to conventional three-port laparoscopic appendectomy...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Masateru Yamamoto, Yuji Takakura, Satoshi Ikeda, Toshiyuki Itamoto, Takashi Urushihara, Hiroyuki Egi
INTRODUCTION: Although laparoscopic surgery uses relatively small incisions, incisional hernia after surgery is not uncommon. However, the incidence of incisional hernia and its risk factors are not well known. The purpose of our study was to investigate risk factors for incisional hernia after laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. METHODS: The study group consisted of 212 patients who underwent laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery at Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital between November 2008 and October 2013...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Yoshiaki Ota, Masaaki Andou, Ikuko Ota
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is the most severe form of endometriosis. It causes chronic pelvic pain, severe dysmenorrhea, deep dyspareunia, dyschezia, and dysuria, markedly impairing the quality of life of women of reproductive age. A number of randomized controlled trials on surgical and medical treatments to reduce the pain associated with endometriosis have been reported, but few have focused on this in DIE. DIE causes not only pain but also functional invasion to the urinary organs and bowel, such as hydronephrosis and bowel stenosis...
February 14, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Huzairi Yaacob, Sani Mohamad Ikhwan, Mohd Nizam Hashim, Syed Hassan Syed Abd Aziz, Wan Zainira Wan Zain, Sharifah Emilia Tuan Sharif, Firdaus Hayati, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria
INTRODUCTION: Colonoscopy is the gold standard to detect colorectal neoplasm. Narrow-band imaging (NBI) has a good diagnostic accuracy to differentiate between neoplastic and non-neoplastic colorectal lesions. This study explores the diagnostic validity of NBI colonoscopy as well as its associated factors related to neoplastic and non-neoplastic colorectal lesions. METHODS: This study enrolled 100 patients in a single-center tertiary teaching hospital. Patients presented for screening colonoscopy, and those with suspicious colorectal lesions were included in this study...
February 8, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Michihiro Koizumi, Takeshi Yamada, Seiichi Shinji, Yasuyuki Yokoyama, Goro Takahashi, Masahiro Hotta, Takuma Iwai, Keisuke Hara, Kohki Takeda, Hayato Kan, Hideaki Takasaki, Keiichiro Ohta, Eiji Uchida
Primary small intestinal volvulus is defined as torsion in the absence of congenital malrotation, band, or postoperative adhesions. Its occurrence as an early postoperative complication is rare. A 40-year-old woman presented with rectal prolapse, and laparoscopic rectopexy was uneventfully performed. She could not have food on the day after surgery. She started oral intake on postoperative day 3 but developed abdominal pain after the meal. Contrast-enhanced CT revealed torsion of the small intestinal mesentery...
February 1, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Yohei Oguri, Haruhiko Cho, Kazuhito Yajima, Ryouki Oohinata, Yoshiaki Iwasaki
Mesh migration is a rare complication of surgery for a hiatal hernia. Here, we present the case of a 72-year-old who complained of dysphasia and bodyweight loss. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed incarcerated mesh in the lumen of the esophagogastric junction. Surgery was performed under both endoscopy and laparoscopy, and the mesh was successfully removed via gastrostomy. To the best of our knowledge, our case is the first in which mesh that had migrated into the esophagogastric junction was removed by a combination of laparoscopic and endoscopic procedure, although the cases of 17 patients in which mesh migrated into the stomach after mesh hiatoplasty have previously been reported in the literature...
January 23, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Go Hatachi, Takuro Miyazaki, Tomohiro Obata, Yuka Kitamura, Keitaro Matsumoto, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Naoya Yamasaki, Naoe Kinoshita, Takeshi Nagayasu
Azygos vein aneurysm is a rare disease. Surgical resection is usually performed when it ruptures. To avoid the thromboembolism, procedures that do not touch or push the aneurysm are recommended. Herein, we report a case of idiopathic azygos vein aneurysm. A 56-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for right lateral chest pain. Chest enhanced multi-detector CT revealed an azygos vein aneurysm in the posterior mediastinal space. No thrombus in the aneurysm was detected before surgery. Video-assisted thoracic surgery was performed to treat the aneurysm...
January 11, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Kiyotaka Hagihara, Hidekazu Takahashi, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
A 67-year-old man who presented with a bloody stool was diagnosed with ascending colon cancer. He had previously experienced thoracic and abdominal aortic dissections, which were treated with thoracic and abdominal aortic grafts and superior mesenteric artery revascularization. We performed a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with a D3 lymph node dissection. During the laparotomy, we identified the superior mesenteric artery and an enlarged anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery. Injury to the latter artery could lead to severe ischemia in multiple organs; therefore, it was crucial to identify the primary feeding artery and vascular anatomy before and during surgery...
January 11, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Yuki Sakamoto, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Kazuya Sakata, Eiichiro Toyama, Noboru Takata, Ichiro Yoshinaka, Kazunori Harada, Hideo Baba
We herein report a case of cecal volvulus successfully treated with endoscopic colopexy. A 73-year-old man with a high fever and abdominal fullness was diagnosed with ileus caused by cecal volvulus. CT showed a dilated cecum and small intestine without bowel strangulation as well as acute pneumonia. Because the pneumonia increased the risk associated with general anesthesia, we attempted decompression of the bowel using endoscopy to avoid surgery. On day 1, a transanal ileus tube was inserted to the terminal ileum through the dilated cecum...
January 11, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Masakatsu Numata, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Yusuke Kinugasa, Akio Shiomi, Hiroyasu Kagawa, Yushi Yamakawa, Akinobu Furuatni, Shoichi Manabe, Yusuke Yamaoka, Kakeru Torii, Shunichiro Kato
INTRODUCTION: The safety and feasibility of laparoscopic reoperation for anastomotic leakage remain unclear. METHODS: A total of 3321 patients underwent laparoscopic surgery for primary colorectal cancer at a tertiary referral center from September 2002 to May 2016. Of these, 31 patients who underwent reoperation for treatment of anastomotic leakage were enrolled in this study and divided into two reoperation groups: laparoscopic (n = 15) and open (n = 16)...
January 11, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Yuta Yamazaki, Yasunori Otowa, Shunsuke Kusano, Koichi Nakajima, Shinsuke Satake, Yoshisada Yamasaki
Obturator hernia (OH) is a rare cause of bowel obstruction. Although several surgical approaches, including the laparoscopic approach, have been reported to date, a standard approach for treating OH has not been established. A 101-year-old woman who presented with constipation and vomiting was admitted to our hospital. CT revealed an incarcerated small bowel within the left obturator foramen, and a diagnosis of left-sided incarcerated OH with small bowel ileus was made. With the patient under general anesthesia, exploratory laparoscopy was performed; we identified an OH with an incarcerated small bowel, which was judged viable after hernia reduction...
January 8, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Atsuyo Ikeda, Hidekazu Takahashi, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
A 69-year-old woman with focal infrarenal aortic stenosis was diagnosed with rectosigmoid cancer. Because radical resection for colon cancer required dissection of vessels that supplied blood flow to the legs, revascularization by aortic stent placement was performed before the colectomy. We subsequently performed laparoscopic low anterior resection without any complications. Two and a half years after colectomy, however, the patient developed colonic ischemia due to thrombosis of the dilated marginal artery that served as a collateral artery before stenting...
January 8, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Hironori Minami, Toshiya Nagasaki, Takashi Akiyoshi, Tsuyoshi Konishi, Yoshiya Fujimoto, Satoshi Nagayama, Yosuke Fukunaga, Hironori Fukuoka, Masashi Ueno
Bowel herniation through the space between the exposed structures after pelvic lymphadenectomy is a very rare cause of postoperative bowel obstruction. Here, a case of laparoscopic release of bowel migration into the space after pelvic lymphadenectomy is described. This is the seventh such reported case in the world. A 38-year-old woman who had a history of undergoing laparoscopic radical hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for cervical cancer was diagnosed with strangulated bowel obstruction...
January 4, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Sena Iwamura, Hiroki Hashida, Tomoaki Yoh, Shoichi Kitano, Motoko Mizumoto, Koji Kitamura, Masato Kondo, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Satoshi Kaihara, Ryo Hosotani
Acute appendicitis is the most common general surgical problem encountered during pregnancy. Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is widely accepted as a minimally invasive procedure for acute appendicitis. However, LA during the third trimester is associated with problems, including technical difficulty, risk of preterm delivery, and fetal loss. We successfully managed three cases of LA during the third trimester between 2011 and 2016. None of the cases required conversion to an open procedure, and none of the patients had postoperative complications and/or fetal loss...
January 4, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
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