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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106647/estimation-of-uterine-size-how-accurate-are-we
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Tanya P Hoke, Babak Vakili
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of gynecologic surgeons at estimating uterine dimensions and weight. METHODS: Six model uteri of various sizes were created to simulate the size and consistency of a uterus and displayed at 3 stations. The visual station (VS) comprised 2 specimens placed on an unmarked table. The laparoscopic station (LS) consisted of 2 model uteri, each placed in a separate simulated abdomen with a 0 degree laparoscope and 2 operative trocars with standard instruments...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104280/-robot-assisted-frykman-goldberg-procedure-case-report
#2
Gregorio Zubieta-O'Farrill, Moisés Ramírez-Ramírez, Eduardo Villanueva-Sáenz
BACKGROUND: Rectal prolapse is defined as the protrusion of the rectal wall through the anal canal; with a prevalence of less than 0.5%. The most frequent symptoms include pain, incomplete defecation sensation with blood and mucus, fecal incontinence and/or constipation. The surgical approach can be perineal or abdominal with the tendency for minimal invasion. Robot-assisted procedures are a novel option that offer technique advantages over open or laparoscopic approaches. CASE REPORT: 67 year-old female, who presented with rectal prolapse, posterior to an episode of constipation, that required manual reduction, associated with transanal hemorrhage during defecation and occasional fecal incontinence...
January 16, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099058/two-site-appendectomy-in-children-description-of-technique-and-outcomes
#3
Bethany J Slater, Steven S Rothenberg
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic appendectomy is one of the most common operations. Single-site appendectomy has been gaining popularity; however, it has certain disadvantages. The purpose of this study was to review the results of an essentially scarless laparoscopic appendectomy technique. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent two-site appendectomy for appendicitis between January 2015 and February 2016 was performed. For all cases, a 4 mm trocar and a 5 mm trocar were placed through an infraumbilical incision and a 3 mm trocar was placed in the suprapubic region...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058008/laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-posterosuperior-tumors-using-caudal-approach-and-postural-changes-a-new-technical-approach
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EDITORIAL
Zenichi Morise
Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) for tumors in the posterosuperior liver [segment (S) 7 and deep S6] is a challenging clinical procedure. This area is located in the bottom of the small subphrenic space (rib cage), with the large and heavy right liver on it when the patient is in the supine position. Thus, LLR of this area is technically demanding because of the handling of the right liver which is necessary to obtain a fine surgical view, secure hemostasis and conduct the resection so as to achieve an appropriate surgical margin in the cage...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032220/transoral-endoscopic-parathyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-a-novel-scarless-parathyroid-surgery
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Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Angkoon Anuwong
BACKGROUND: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery developed for neck surgery become increasing popular. Herein, an innovative transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOEPVA) was developed for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and renal hyperparathyroidism (rHPT). METHODS: Incisions were made at the oral vestibule under the inferior lip. A 10-mm trocar was inserted through the center of the oral vestibule with two 5-mm trocars laterally...
December 28, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024213/long-sleeve-working-port-assisted-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-new-technique-in-laparoscopic-surgery
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Ying Jun Chen, Wan Yee Lau, Zuo Jun Zhen, Yin Tao He
INTRODUCTION: Advances in technology and instruments have made laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) feasible. Unfortunately, this operation is technically very challenging and it is not widely accepted by laparoscopic surgeons. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 59-year-old woman underwent LPD using a newly invented long-sleeve-working-port (LSWP) for a mucinous cystadenoma of the head of pancreas. This case report describes this port and its use on this patient. DISCUSSION: LSWP is a new invention to facilitate difficult laparoscopic operations...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012768/laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-with-a-remote-controlled-robot
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Clément-Claude Abbou, András Hoznek, Laurent Salomon, Leif Eric Olsson, Adrian Lobontiu, Fabien Saint, Antony Cicco, Patrick Antiphon, Dominique Chopin
PURPOSE: Robotics in surgery is a recent innovation. This technology offers a number of attractive features in laparoscopy. It overcomes the difficulties with fixed port sites by restoring all 6 degrees of freedom at the instrument tips, provides new possibilities for miniaturization of surgical tasks and allows remote controlled surgery. We investigated the applicability of remote controlled robotic surgery to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our previous experience with laparoscopic prostatectomy served as a basis for adapting robotic surgery to this procedure...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012031/first-200-consecutive-transumbilical-single-incision-laparoscopic-teps
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G Dapri, L Gerard, M Paesmans, G-B Cadière, S Saussez
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic pre-peritoneal mesh repair (TEP) through single-incision laparoscopy (SIL) permits placement of a large mesh through a final millimetric umbilical scar. This prospective study evaluates the first 200 consecutive SILTEPs performed by a single surgeon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2011 and September 2015, 200 consecutive SILTEPs were performed in 161 patients. The mean age was 49.8 ± 16.3 years and the mean BMI was 24.5 ± 3...
December 23, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011013/health-related-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-and-dor-fundoplication-for-achalasia
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Emanuele Asti, Andrea Sironi, Andrea Lovece, Giulia Bonavina, Melania Fanelli, Gianluca Bonitta, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: In addition to symptom scores, a person's perception of health and quality of life assessment is an important indicator of quality of treatment and can provide an efficient index to compare different therapeutic modalities in chronic disease states. Only a few studies have investigated quality of life comprehensively in patients with achalasia, and therefore the controversy regarding the best treatment algorithm continues. The primary study outcome was pre- and postoperative quality of life in patients with achalasia undergoing laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication...
December 20, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011011/robotic-cholecystectomy-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-meta-analysis
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Yeqian Huang, Terence C Chua, Guy J Maddern, Jaswinder S Samra
BACKGROUND: Robotic cholecystectomy is a novel approach that offers the surgeon improved high-definition, 3-dimensional views and enhanced instrument ergonomics, which represent a technical development from previous operative platforms that include conventional and single-incision laparoscopy. This review compares its short-term outcomes with conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy by a meta-analysis. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed databases (January 1990-October 2015)...
December 20, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008756/cost-effectiveness-and-robot-assisted-urologic-surgery-does-it-make-dollars-and-sense
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Ryan W Dobbs, Brenden P Magnan, Nikita Abhyankar, Ashok K Hemal, Ben Challacombe, Jim Hu, Prokar Dasgupta, Francesco Porpiglia, Simone Crivellaro
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of the robotic surgical platform has led to distinct changes in practice patterns and the utilization of minimally invasive surgery in urology. While use of the robotic system is associated with improvements in perioperative outcomes such as estimated blood loss and hospital stay, there are significant fixed and variable costs with the purchase, maintenance and use of the robotics system that has led many authors to investigate the cost effectiveness of robotic urologic surgery...
December 22, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003799/ergonomics-of-laparoscopic-graspers-and-the-importance-of-haptic-feedback-the-surgeons-perspective
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Chantal C J Alleblas, Michel P H Vleugels, Theodoor E Nieboer
Haptic feedback is drastically reduced in laparoscopic surgery compared to open surgery. Introducing enhanced haptic feedback in laparoscopic instruments might well improve surgical safety and efficiency. In the design process of a laparoscopic grasper with enhanced haptic feedback, handle design should be addressed to strive for optimal usability and comfort. Additionally, the surgeons' perspective on the potential benefits of haptic feedback should be assessed to ascertain the clinical interest of enhanced haptic feedback...
2016: Gynecological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000647/an-adolescent-with-prolapsed-omentum-per-rectum-spontaneous-rectal-perforation-managed-laparoscopically
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Ameet Kumar, Chandra K Jakhmola, Yogesh Kukreja, S S Kumar, Arjun Singh Sandhu
Spontaneous rupture of the rectum is a rare occurrence. A total laparoscopic approach to rectal perforation has only occasionally been reported. We report an unusual case of a young boy who developed a spontaneous rupture of the rectum following a trivial fall. A magnetic resonance imaging revealed a tear in the rectum at the peritoneal reflection with the omentum plugging it. He denied any history of rectal instrumentation or abnormal sexual activity. He had no history of constipation or rectal prolapse. The tear was repaired laparoscopically and a covering loop sigmoid colostomy was added...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998669/global-vision-system-in-laparoscopy
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I Rivas-Blanco, E Sánchez-de-Badajoz, I García-Morales, J M Lage-Sánchez, P Sánchez-Gallegos, C J Pérez-Del-Pulgar, V F Muñoz
OBJECTIVE: The main difficulty in laparoscopic or robot-assisted surgery is the narrow visual field, restricted by the endoscope's access port. This restriction is coupled with the difficulty of handling the instruments, which is due not only to the access port but also to the loss of depth of field and perspective due to the lack of natural lighting. In this article, we describe a global vision system and report on our initial experience in a porcine model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The global vision system consists of a series of intraabdominal devices, which increase the visual field and help recover perspective through the simulation of natural shadows...
December 17, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995214/past-present-and-future-of-laparoscopic-renal-surgery
#15
REVIEW
Kevin Cwach, Louis Kavoussi
Although laparoscopic renal surgery dates to almost 30 years ago, in which the first laparoscopic nephrectomy was performed in 1990, the history of laparoscopy extends back over 100 years, when laparoscopy was first performed on dogs. Over the last 30 years, laparoscopic renal surgery has seen many advancements in technology and technique. With the introduction of robotics and new instruments, renal surgery is becoming increasingly less invasive, and patients are having improved operative outcomes. As new technology develops, the envelope will continue to be pushed by urologists with the hope of improvement of patient outcomes and satisfaction...
December 2016: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989810/needleoscopic-conservative-staging-of-borderline-ovarian-tumor
#16
Salvatore Gueli Alletti, Cristiano Rossitto, Emanuele Perrone, Stefano Cianci, Ilaria De Blasis, Anna Fagotti, Giovanni Scambia
STUDY OBJECTIVE: to investigate safeness and technical feasibility of needleoscopic fertility sparing staging of borderline ovarian tumor Design: video article and review of the literature SETTING: The patient was a 29 years old women affected by right ovarian cyst suspected for BOT at preoperative MRI and US due to the presence of a right unilocular ovarian cyst with a papillary projection. Informed consent for abdominal or laparoscopic approach was obtained from the patient in accordance with the local legislation...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979476/-i-got-it-on-ebay-cost-effective-approach-to-surgical-skills-laboratories
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Ethan Schneider, Paul J Schenarts, Valerie Shostrom, Kimberly D Schenarts, Charity H Evans
BACKGROUND: Surgical education is witnessing a surge in the use of simulation. However, implementation of simulation is often cost-prohibitive. Online shopping offers a low budget alternative. The aim of this study was to implement cost-effective skills laboratories and analyze online versus manufacturers' prices to evaluate for savings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four skills laboratories were designed for the surgery clerkship from July 2014 to June 2015. Skills laboratories were implemented using hand-built simulation and instruments purchased online...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979361/-warming-up-with-endotrainer-prior-to-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#18
Alicia Troncoso-Bacelis, Jaime Soto-Amaro, Carlos Ramírez-Velázquez
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe and effective treatment and remains the gold standard in patients with benign disease. However it presents difficulties such as: the limited movement range of the instruments, the loss of depth perception, haptic feedback and the fulcrum effect. Previous training can optimize surgical performance in patients to master basic skills. OBJECTIVE: Assess the effectiveness of surgeons warming up with an endotrainer before performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
December 12, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974917/paraesophageal-hernia-repair-with-bifacial-mesh
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EDITORIAL
S Ungureanu, N Șipitco, N Gladun, C Lepadatu
Background.The paraesophageal hiatus hernias (PHH) are relatively uncommon, but an increased incidence has been reported and they now account for 5-10% of all hiatus hernias. The surgical treatment is recommended for all the patients with this pathology because of high risk of complications: obstruction, incarceration, strangulation or perforation. The use of prostheses is recommended in the process of repairing the giant PHH because the main problem of this operation is the high rate of recurrence. Case presentation...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957308/single-incision-laparoscopy-surgery-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Sasan Saeed Far, Sepide Miraj
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions elsewhere in the body. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review is aimed to overview single-incision laparoscopy surgery. METHODS: This systematic review was carried out by searching studies in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and IranMedex databases. The initial search strategy identified about 87 references...
October 2016: Electronic Physician
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