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Arif Ahmad, Jason Jorge Arellano, Ashish Agarwala, Zoe Ahmad, Zoha Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic bariatric surgery requires retraction of the left lobe of the liver to provide adequate exposure of the hiatus and the stomach. Currently used approaches utilize retractors that require additional incisions and prolong operative time. OBJECTIVES: A retrospective evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a percutaneous liver retractor in a large series of patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery. SETTING: Private practice, United States...
August 18, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Bo Wang, Wenxin Zhao, Shouyi Yan, Liyong Zhang, Wenjin Li
OBJECTIVE: To study application of needlescopic assisted hemithyroidectomy and central neck dissection using bilateral breast approach. METHODS: Totally 145 cases of papillary thyroid cancer patients received endoscopic hemithyroidectomy in Fujian Medical University Union Hospital were randomized to needle assisted endoscopic group (NE group, n=81) and conventional endoscopic group (CE group, n=64). The average age of the patients was 35.9 years and 11 patients were male...
January 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Marcos Tobias-Machado, Pablo Aloisio Lima Mattos, Leonardo Oliveira Reis, César Augusto Braz Juliano, Antonio Carlos Lima Pompeo
PURPOSE: Vesicorectal fistula is one of the most devastating postoperative complications after radical prostatectomy. Definitive treatment is difficult due to morbidity and recurrence. Despite many options, there is not an unanimous accepted approach. This article aimed to report a new minimally invasive approach as an option to reconstructive surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report on Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) with miniLap devices for instrumentation in a 65 year old patient presenting with vesicorectal fistula after radical prostatectomy...
September 2015: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Nutan Jain, Priyanka Sahni
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic Myomectomy and multiple layer closure of myoma bed for management of myomas at a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and seventeen patients from September 2005 to September 2010 with large and moderate size myomas were managed by laparoscopic Myomectomy. Indications were subfertility, menorrhagia and abdominal mass. Pre-operative evaluation included history, clinical examination and sonographic mapping...
July 2011: Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Surgery
Shogo Inoue, Mitsuru Kajiwara, Jun Teishima, Akio Matsubara
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compare the perioperative parameters of needle-assisted and conventional laparoendoscopic single-site adrenalectomy (LESS-A). METHODS: We compared 23 patients undergoing needle-assisted LESS-A with 29 patients undergoing conventional LESS-A at Hiroshima University Hospital between November 2009 and February 2014. Needle-assisted LESS-A was performed using a MiniLap instrument (Stryker, San Jose, CA, USA). We used this instrument to protectively retract the liver at the right side of the tumor and the spleen at the left side by grasping with a Securea endoscopic surgical spacer (Hogy Medical Co...
January 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
Shilpa Vishwas Date, Jyoti Rokade, Vidya Mule, Shreedher Dandapannavar
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the following study is to determine the demographic patterns of women presenting as sterilization-failure and secondary is to evaluate possible etiological factors for failure and lay standard guidelines to reduce failure rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study is retrospective study conducted in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College and Hospital-based on the case records maintained in our institution over a decade (April 2002-March 2012)...
July 2014: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
M D Tyson, M R Humphreys
This article reviews the development of laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS), minilaparoscopy (MiniLap), and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) with a particular focus on the applications in urologic surgery. We also provide the reader with a focused summary of the relevant nomenclature, history, and comparative outcomes. A literature search was conducted on LESS, MiniLap, needlescopy, microlaparoscopy and NOTES procedures in urology which is current through January 2013. The most relevant contemporary publications were selected and the pertinent findings were reviewed...
March 2014: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Nutan Jain
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic myomectomy and multiple layer closure of the myoma bed, for management of myomas, at a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September 2005 to September 2010, 417 patients, with large and moderate size myomas, were managed by laparoscopic myomectomy. Indications were subfertility, menorrhagia, and abdominal mass. Preoperative evaluation included history, clinical examination, and sonographic mapping...
January 2011: Journal of Gynecological Endoscopy and Surgery
B Merlet, F Ouaki, C Pirès, B Lecoq, J Irani, B Doré
INTRODUCTION: The pelvic lymph nodes dissection (PLND) is indicated in case of prostate cancer with high risk of ganglionic metastasis. Criteria admitted for indication of PLND are PSA>or=10ng/ml and/or Gleason score >or=7. Two techniques are available for PLND: minilap and laparoscopy. The purpose of this study was to compare retrospectively minilap and the 2 ways of laparoscopy: intra- and extraperitoneum, in terms of efficiency and complications. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We reviewed 147 cases of men who's had a PLND in our department between 1992 and 2006...
April 2010: Progrès en Urologie
Uma Srivastava, Aditya Kumar, Surekha Saxena, Abhijeet Rajan Mishra, Namita Saraswat, Sukhdev Mishra
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the efficacy of a single preoperative dose of 600 mg of gabapentin for reducing postoperative pain and tramadol consumption after minilap open cholecystectomy. METHOD: A total of 120 adult patients of either sex were randomly assigned to receive 600 mg of gabapentin or a matched placebo orally 2 h before operation in a double-blind manner. All the patients received gabapentin using the same technique. Postoperative analgesia was provided with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with tramadol using a 50-mg initial bolus dose, 20-mg incremental dose, 15-min lockout interval and 4-h limit of 240 mg...
April 2010: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Sudhir Rawal, S K Raghunath, Samir Khanna, Deepak Jain, Rakesh Kaul, Prem Kumar, Rakesh Chhabra, Kirti Bhushan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of minilaparotomy for radical cystoprostatectomy (RCP) and urinary diversion in the management of urinary bladder carcinoma. METHODS: A total of 45 consecutive patients with muscle invasive urinary bladder cancer underwent RCP and urinary diversion [32, 12 and 1 patients with pitchers pot orthotopic neobladder (NB), ileal conduit (IC) and sigma rectal pouch respectively], between May 2006 and June 2007, using 8-12 cm infraumbilical midline vertical incision from pubic symphysis, were prospectively analyzed for technical feasibility, operative time, blood loss, intraoperative and postoperative complications and return of bowel function...
September 2008: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Roger Noun, Eddy Riachi, Smart Zeidan, Bassam Abboud, Viviane Chalhoub, Alexandre Yazigi
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass (MGB) is being increasingly performed worldwide. Results of MGB by mini-laparotomy (minilap MGB) are hereby reported. METHODS: 126 patients undergoing minilap MGB from October 2004 to October 2006, were reviewed at an academic institution. RESULTS: Mean age was 35 +/- 11.4 years (range 15-72), preoperative BMI was 44 +/- 6.9 kg/m2 (range 35-61.8) and 80 (63.4%) were women. Co-morbidities were present in 42 (33...
November 2007: Obesity Surgery
F Gómez Veiga, A Barbagelata López, J Ponce Díaz-Reixa, E Fernández Rosado, M González Martín
INTRODUCTION: prostate cancer is the most frequent tumor in males. The use of PSA contributes to diagnose tumors with low stage. Radical Prostatectomy (R.P.) is the gold standard to treat this tumor; however such is not exempt of risks. Different technical modifications like minimal incisions minilaparotomy "minilap" had contributed to improve results. We review our experience with Minilap on patients underwent a RP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between April 1997 and September 2005 carry out 110 RP with Minilap technique...
June 2007: Actas Urologicas Españolas
H H Bailey, D V Dan
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) is compared to the Open and Minilap approaches in a Cost Minimization Analysis for public hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago. The analysis shows that despite the high initial equipment cost required to perform LC, substantial savings can be achieved at the hospital level by converting from a minilap or open regime to a laparoscopic regime for cholecystectomy. Because of the reduced recovery period for the patient, LC represents further savings to other sectors of the economy as patients return to work much earlier after LC than after the other two approaches...
March 2005: West Indian Medical Journal
Takeo Nomura, Hiromitsu Mimata, Hirokazu Kitamura, Yoshihisa Fujikura, Yasuyuki Akita, Mutsushi Yamasaki, Daisaku Nakano, Yoshihisa Tasaki, Yoshio Nomura
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present study was to compare the incidence of inguinal hernias after conventional and minilaparotomy (minilap) radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we review our experience with 70 consecutive patients with prostate cancer who underwent prostatectomy from April 1995 through March 2001. Of these, 35 patients had conventional RRP, and 35 patients had minilap RRP. RESULTS: Conventional RRP and minilap RRP groups were similar in body mass index (mean 24...
2005: Urologia Internationalis
P Dardenne
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1998: AVSC News
A Fongsri, E B Mcdaniel
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September 1979: Concern
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Devising strategies to meet the growing demand for voluntary sterilization in Haiti was a major topic of discussion during a week-long seminar November 28-December 2 organized by the Division of Family Hygiene (DHF) of the Haitian Department of Public Health and Population. More than 30 physicians trained in laparoscopy and minilap who provide services through the DHF program met to summarize progress and discuss problems of the program to date, review technical aspects of female sterilization, introduce technical aspects of vasectomy, and set goals for 1984...
1984: Network
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December 1977: International Family Planning Digest
J E Rioux, M Daris
Female sterilization is the most popular form of birth control in the world. It is performed laparoscopically or through a minilap, depending on the timing (postpartum) and where the patient lives. It is a safe and efficacious procedure with few complications that can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. The techniques presently in use are all adequate and the choice should evolve from a discussion between the doctor and the patient.
August 2001: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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