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Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718991/learning-curve-for-the-thoracoscopic-repair-of-esophageal-atresia-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#1
Hiroomi Okuyama, Yuko Tazuke, Takehisa Ueno, Hiroaki Yamanaka, Yuichi Takama, Ryuta Saka, Noriaki Usui, Hideki Soh, Takeo Yonekura
AIM: Thoracoscopic repair (TR) of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) remains a considerable challenge, even for the most experienced pediatric surgeons. The aim of this study is to report the outcomes of our experience with TR of EA/TEF and to determine the learning curve for this procedure. METHODS: Eleven consecutive cases that had undergone TR of EA/TEF at our institutes were included in this study. The medical charts were reviewed retrospectively...
July 18, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707383/two-cases-of-early-recurrence-after-transabdominal-preperitoneal-inguinal-hernia-repair
#2
Yoshihisa Yaguchi, Tsuyoshi Inaba, Yoshimasa Kumata, Masahiro Horikawa, Takashi Kiyokawa, Ryoji Fukushima
We performed transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair in 46 patients (58 diseases), two of whom experienced early recurrence after mesh repair. Case 1 was a 76-year-old man with a bilateral inguinal hernia (recurrence site, left indirect hernia) after appendectomy. The recurrence occurred 1 month after transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. The mesh was dislocated to the lateral side, and we repaired it using the direct Kugel® patch with an anterior technique. Case 2 was a 79-year-old man with a bilateral inguinal hernia (recurrence site, right direct hernia with an orifice >3 cm) after appendectomy...
July 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703439/laparoendoscopic-single-site-surgery-in-inguinal-hernia-repair
#3
REVIEW
Alfred Allen E Buenafe, Alembert C Lee-Ong
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (IHR) offers the potential for excellent cosmetic outcomes and maximization of the inherent advantages of minimally invasive surgery. LESS IHR is associated with a steep learning curve, which is attributable to both the IHR technique itself and the single-site technique. The technical obstacles in the single-site technique may be mitigated by employing certain maneuvers and strategies that minimize clashing between instruments and improve freedom of movement...
July 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682014/laparoscopic-dissection-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-recurrence-at-the-pelvic-lymph-node
#4
Genki Watanabe, Yosuke Fukunaga, Toshiya Nagasaki, Takashi Akiyoshi, Tsuyoshi Konishi, Yoshiya Fujimoto, Satoshi Nagayama, Masashi Ueno
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. It has a high propensity for recurrence and metastasis, and there is no clearly defined treatment. MCC recurrence at the pelvic lymph node has rarely been reported. Herein, we report a patient with pelvic lymph node recurrence of MCC that was dissected laparoscopically. Nine years before presenting to us, a 76-year-old male patient had been diagnosed with MCC, and since then, he had had two recurrences. The most recent recurrence-the third recurrence-involved a tumor that had been detected at the right pelvic lymph node, and MCC recurrence was suspected after several imaging studies...
July 6, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682002/laparoscopic-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer-after-whitehead-s-hemorrhoidectomy-a-case-report
#5
Yoshihiro Takemoto, Eijiro Harada, Yuriko Takeuchi, Daichi Kawamura, Yuuki Suehiro, Naruji Kugimiya, Kimikazu Hamano
A 65-year-old man presented with bloody stool. Colonoscopy revealed a raised tumor in the rectum, above the peritoneal reflection. He underwent endoscopic mucosal resection, but the pathological findings suggested the possibility of residual cancer. We performed laparoscopic low anterior resection using a circular stapling instrument for additional curative surgery. However, we could not insert the shaft of the endoscopic circular stapler from the anus because of anal stenosis due to Whitehead's hemorrhoidectomy the patient had undergone 20 years earlier...
July 6, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681978/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-and-jejunal-reconstruction-in-a-case-of-situs-inversus-totalis-with-esophageal-cancer
#6
Kei Hosoda, Keishi Yamashita, Hiromitsu Moriya, Mitsuru Nemoto, Hiroaki Mieno, Akira Ema, Marie Washio, Masahiko Watanabe
A 78-year-old man with situs inversus totalis who had a previous history of distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer was referred to our hospital for treatment of esophageal cancer. He was diagnosed as cT2N0M0 and underwent video-assisted thoracic surgery and open completion gastrectomy with jejunal reconstruction via the ante-thoracic route. The postoperative period was uneventful except for transient palsy of the right recurrent laryngeal nerve. Based on a preoperative assessment of anatomical abnormality and an intraoperative adaptation to the mirror image of the standard procedure, video-assisted esophagectomy was considered safe and feasible...
July 6, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677888/laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-advanced-gastric-cancer-in-a-patient-with-situs-inversus-totalis
#7
Kengo Shibata, Hideki Kawamura, Nobuki Ichikawa, Kazuaki Shibuya, Tadashi Yoshida, Yosuke Ohno, Shigenori Homma, Akinobu Taketomi
Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital anomaly. Generally, laparoscopic surgery is difficult to perform in patients with SIT because of both the potential challenges associated with unexpected vascular anomalies and the lack of standardized strategy for handling such cases. This is the first report of laparoscopic total gastrectomy with lymph node dissection for advanced gastric cancer in a patient with SIT. A 79-year-old man with SIT was diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer. We performed laparoscopic total gastrectomy with modified D2 lymph node dissection (D2 without splenectomy) and esophagojejunal anastomosis using an overlap method involving retrocolic Roux-en-Y reconstruction...
July 5, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677871/well-leg-compartment-syndrome-after-laparoscopic-low-anterior-resection-for-lower-rectal-cancer-in-the-lithotomy-position-a-case-report
#8
Masaya Nishino, Miho Okano, Junji Kawada, Yongkook Kim, Mami Yamada, Toshimasa Tsujinaka
A 64-year-old man underwent laparoscopic low anterior resection for lower rectal cancer. Because he was overweight (BMI, 28.1 kg/m(2) ) with rich visceral fat and a narrow pelvic cavity, the operation was technically difficult and the operation time was 686 min. Postoperatively, the patient immediately complained of pain and swelling of the left lower limb. Laboratory examination showed that serum creatinine kinase was markedly increased and urine myoglobin was positive on postoperative day 1. He was diagnosed with well-leg compartment syndrome and was transported to the trauma and critical care center for emergency fasciotomy...
July 5, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677870/video-assisted-segmental-resection-of-an-intrapulmonary-bronchogenic-cyst-mimicking-a-middle-mediastinal-cystic-tumor
#9
Haruka Takeichi, Shunsuke Yamada, Yusuke Nakamura, Takuma Tajiri, Masayuki Iwazaki
We report a case of an intrapulmonary bronchogenic cyst that radiologically mimicked a cystic tumor of the middle mediastinum. During video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, the lesion was confirmed to be in the lung parenchyma rather than in the mediastinum. A video-assisted thoracoscopic anterior basal segmentectomy was eventually performed, and an intrapulmonary bronchogenic cyst was the diagnosis based on histology.
July 5, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664656/combined-laparoscopic-resection-of-intestinal-stenosis-of-garr%C3%A3-and-open-preperitoneal-mesh-repair-for-irreducible-femoral-hernia
#10
Nobutoshi Soeta, Takuro Saito, Mitsunori Higuchi, Tetsutaro Nemoto, Hazime Matsuida, Ikuro Oshibe
Intestinal stenosis of Garré is a rare condition caused by a benign fibrous bowel stricture due to complicated strangulated hernia. We present a case of intestinal stenosis of Garré associated with right femoral hernia in an 85-year-old woman. The patient visited our hospital with a 2-day history of vomiting. Her abdomen was slightly distended. A mass was palpated in the right groin region. CT showed prolapse of the small intestine in the right groin region. An incarcerated right femoral hernia was diagnosed and manually reduced...
June 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664652/laparoscopic-ileopexy-for-afferent-limb-syndrome-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis
#11
Yoshiki Okita, Toshimitsu Araki, Junichiro Hiro, Satoru Kondo, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Shigeyuki Yoshiyama, Mikihiro Inoue, Yuji Toiyama, Minako Kobayashi, Masaki Ohi, Yasuhiro Inoue, Keiichi Uchida, Yasuhiko Mohri, Masato Kusunoki
Afferent limb syndrome (ALS) is caused by an obstruction of the afferent intestinal limb after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. Here, we describe the first case of ALS to be successfully treated by a laparoscopic approach. A 27-year-old man underwent ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. He was subsequently diagnosed with ALS and underwent ileopexy with laparotomy at 33 years old. Then, 21 months after the first ileopexy, he underwent laparoscopic ileopexy for ALS recurrence. The operative findings revealed a shortened fixed portion of the afferent limb adhering to the right pelvic retroperitoneum, which was regarded as the cause of the acute angulation...
June 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664605/case-of-giant-paraesophageal-hiatal-hernia-associated-with-morgagni-hernia
#12
Hiroki Ozawa, Hiroharu Shinozaki, Masaru Kimata, Soji Ozawa
Simultaneous paraesophageal and Morgagni hernias are very rare. Here, we report a case involving a 91-year-old woman with simultaneous paraesophageal and Morgagni hernias. Both hernias were repaired laparoscopically. The postoperative course was uneventful. Laparoscopic repair for hernias seems to be feasible and minimally invasive, but only a few reports have described such repairs of hernial orifices.
June 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639434/case-of-ileal-herniation-through-the-foramen-of-winslow-diagnosed-preoperatively-by-ct-and-treated-with-laparoscopic-surgery
#13
Yoshitoshi Ichikawa, Akifumi Kanazawa, Nobuhiro Dan, Satoshi Ishikawa, Takaomi Hagi, Gaku Mizojiri, Mituo Tsubakimoto, Hiroshi Oka
A previously healthy 35-year-old man visited the emergency room complaining of epigastric pain and vomiting. The pain was sudden in onset. His blood tests were within normal limits except for a mild neutrophilia of 14 300/μL. Enhanced abdominal CT scan showed the small intestine dilated into the space between the portal vein and inferior vena cava from the foramen of Winslow. Under the diagnosis of herniation through the foramen of Winslow (HFW), we performed emergency laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy revealed an internal herniation of the dilated small intestine through the foramen of Winslow...
June 22, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635173/laparoscopic-surgery-for-sigmoid-colon-cancer-after-multiple-operations-including-urinary-diversion-with-indiana-pouch-a-case-report
#14
Kazuya Iwamoto, Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
A 73-year-old man with lower abdominal pain was diagnosed at our hospital with sigmoid colon cancer. He had previously undergone radical cystectomy with Indiana pouch construction and gastrectomy to treat bladder cancer and gastric cancer, respectively. We performed a laparoscopic Hartmann's operation with Japanese D3 lymph node dissection. We observed severe adhesion in the abdominal cavity; adhesions between the urostomy and sigmoid colon were particularly severe. The tumor had invaded to the distal rectum, which had adhered to the pubic bone and the previously reconstructed urinary pouch...
June 21, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631265/evolution-of-ventral-hernia-repair
#15
REVIEW
Jose Macario Faylona
PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to look at relevant data and research on the evolution of ventral hernia repair. METHODS: Resources including books, research, guidelines, and online articles were reviewed to provide a concise history of and data on the evolution of ventral hernia repair. RESULTS: The evolution of ventral hernia repair has a very long history, from the recognition of ventral hernias to its current management, with significant contributions from different authors...
June 19, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620946/incidental-detection-of-asymptomatic-migration-of-hem-o-lok-clip-into-the-bladder-after-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
#16
Junpei Iizuka, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Tsunenori Kondo, Toshio Takagi, Keisuke Hata, Taichi Kanzawa, Hidekazu Tachibana, Kazuhiko Yoshida, Kazunari Tanabe
Hem-o-lok clips have been widely used in laparoscopic or robot-assisted surgery. We report a case of an incidentally discovered Hem-o-lok migration into the bladder after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. The patient was a 75-year-old man with localized prostate cancer who underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in July 2009. At 3 postoperative years, follow-up ultrasonography revealed a small round mass in the bladder. No lower urinary tract symptoms were reported, and urinalysis results had never indicated hematuria or pyuria...
June 15, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612483/laparoscopic-pelvic-lymph-node-dissection-for-malignant-foot-melanoma
#17
Sho Yamada, Masanori Kotake, Daiki Kakiuchi, Kengo Hayashi, Masahiro Hada, Yousuke Kato, Kaeko Oyama, Takuo Hara, Haruhisa Taizo
A 39 year-old woman with malignant foot melanoma underwent wide excision of the primary tumor with a safety margin and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for the right inguinal lymph node. SLNB was positive and a computed tomography (CT) scan revealed right iliac lymph node swelling. Positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the lymph nodes revealed abnormal uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). We performed a laparoscopic pelvic lymph node obturator, iliac lymph node) dissection. During the operation, several black lymph nodes were observed in the iliac lymph node...
June 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609811/successful-management-of-unresectable-small-bowel-lymphoma-with-laparoscopy-assisted-surgical-exclusion-of-the-affected-intestine
#18
Tetsuya Kagawa, Tatsunori Kobayashi, Satoshi Ueyama, Hiroki Okabayashi, Tetsuya Ogino, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
The incidence of small bowel lymphoma (SBL) is increasing worldwide. In contrast to resectable SBL, the treatment of unresectable SBL is still contentious. Here, we report a case of unresectable SBL that was treated by laparoscopic exclusion of the affected intestine before systemic chemotherapy was administered. An 84-year-old man was diagnosed with primary SBL involving extranodal dissemination. The patient received prophylactic surgery, namely exclusion of the affected intestine. This therapy diminishes well-known and life-threatening complications, such as perforation, bleeding, and obstruction, which may still occur after chemotherapy, and it makes the administration of chemotherapy safer...
June 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598031/laparoscopic-segmental-duodenectomy-for-a-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-located-in-the-second-portion-of-the-duodenum-a-case-report
#19
Kazufumi Umemoto, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Katsuhiko Murakawa, Tomohiro Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Yamamura, Koichi Ono, Satoshi Hirano
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the duodenum are rare. For benign tumors, premalignant lesions, or malignant potential tumors located in the second portion of the duodenum close to the papilla of Vater, pancreaticoduodenectomy is sometimes performed. A case of laparoscopic segmental duodenectomy for a gastrointestinal stromal tumor at the second portion of the duodenum is reported. The surgical procedure was performed as follows: first, the second portion of the duodenum was separated from the pancreatic head; second, the duodenum was cut off with the linear stapler after having confirmed preservation of the papilla by intraoperative endoscopy; and third, reconstruction was carried out by a side-to-side duodenojejunostomy...
June 9, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589571/laparoscopic-total-pancreatectomy-for-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-syndrome-associated-multifocal-non-functioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-case-report
#20
Palanisamy Senthinathan, Samrat Vijaykumar Jankar, Sandeep C Sabnis, Vivek Kaje, Sivakumar Srivatsan Gurumurthy, Natesan Anand Vijai, Vaiyapurigounder Palanisamy Nalankilli, Palanivelu Praveen Raj, Ramakrishanan Parthasarathi, Subbiah Rajapandian, Chinnusamy Palanivelu
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are rare, accounting for less than 3% of all pancreatic tumors. Although laparoscopic pancreas-preserving surgery for managing sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors has been described in the literature, laparoscopic total pancreatectomy has rarely been reported. We present a 30-year-old man who was incidentally diagnosed with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome with parathyroid hyperplasia and a non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. He underwent laparoscopic total pancreatectomy with splenectomy...
June 6, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
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