An Analysis of Free-hand Targeting in Laparoscopic Liver Microwave Ablation

Conclusions: This study shows that in experienced hands, LLTA through free-hand technique is safe and efficacious, providing an accurate targeting with the first pass in 90% of tumors. Although newer technology is being developed to guide less-experienced surgeons in needle targeting, it should be kept in mind that a straight trajectory is not available for 1/3 of superficial and half of deep lesions. Hence, ablation surgeons need to develop free-hand skills to avoid possible hemorrhagic and biliary complications in LLTA.
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe short- and long-term outcome rates were acceptable in both groups. Specific attempts to prevent complications are required for each anastomotic procedure.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We describe a 72-year-old woman with anemia and melena. Hemoglobin was 6.0 g/dL, and the stools were positive for occult blood (4+). Blood pressure was 116/54 mm Hg. Physical examination showed pale face and pitting edema in both lower limbs. Abdominal computerized tomography showed calcification in the small intestine of the left lower abdomen. Capsule endoscopy showed a blood clot. Diagnoses: Dieulafoy lesion. Interventions: Single balloon endoscopy was performed via the oral approach and showed a blood clot on the suspected submucosal tumor of jejunum. A hemostatic clip was placed at the base of the le...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
This report presents an unusual case of fundic GIST complicated by gastroduodenal intussusception, manifesting as acute pancreatitis. The patient presented with epigastric pain and pancreatic enzyme elevation; thus, he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. Computed tomography showed evidence of pancreatitis and a 4 × 4.7 cm well-defined hyperdense lesion in the 2nd part of the duodenum, compressing the pancreatic head and pancreatic duct. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed invagination of the gastric folds into the duodenum, causing pyloric canal blockage consistent with gastroduodenal intussusception. Spontaneous ...
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: PTCSL is a minimally invasive, simple, effective and easy to repeat procedure for use in the clinic. It is an effective surgical treatment and is worthy of clinical use.
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery in super-elderly patients with colon cancer is feasible and safe. The authors report the success of laparoscopic colectomy for rectosigmoid colon cancer in the oldest known patient and the positive outcomes of laparoscopic colectomy in super-elderly patients.
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: It is feasible to perform endoscopic thyroidectomy with level Vb dissection using a chest-breast approach. Such strategy represents another option for selective papillary thyroid carcinoma patients with levels II, III, IV, and Vb lymph node metastasis.
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: PRP shield failed in prevent DB, probably due to migration and failure in the adherence in large wounds. Future comparative studies are needed to confirm these data.
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Reports Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThere is no consensus on the ideal bariatric operation to choose for patients with extremely high body mass index (BMI). The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative complications, weight loss, and comorbidity remission between laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) among patients with BMI  ≥ 60 kg/m2.MethodsData from a statewide bariatric surgery registry were used to identify all patients with BMI  ≥ 60 kg/m2 undergoing LRYGB or LSG between January 2006 and June 2019. Risk and reliability adjustment we...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We present the case of a 76-year-old man who presented with 2 weeks of melena that began after starting dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel after undergoing coronary artery stenting. After EGD and colonoscopy failed to identify the culprit, the patient underwent video capsule endoscopy, which identified a suspicious area concerning for intussusception. Computed tomography enterography was then performed and showed a short segment of bowel wall thickening. The patient underwent laparoscopic small bowel resection and was found to have a gastrointestinal stromal tumor.PMID:33970095 | DOI:10.7812/TPP/20.257
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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