The value of neural monitoring in endoscopic-robotic thyroidectomy approaches
Hui Sun, Angkoon Anuwong, Gianlorenzo DionigiJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(3):280-280 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Hui Sun Angkoon Anuwong Gianlorenzo Dionigi Source Type: research

The importance of long-term postoperative follow-up, including low threshold for endoscopic examination of the remnant stomach after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Ben Gys, Filip Haenen, Tom MoreelsJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(3):279-279 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ben Gys Filip Haenen Tom Moreels Source Type: research

Surgical intervention for varicose veins during pregnancy: Is it sensible ?
Bhupendra Kumar Jain, Deepti ChoudharyJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(3):277-278 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Bhupendra Kumar Jain Deepti Choudhary Source Type: research

The influence of social media in minimally invasive surgery education: How surgeons exchange experience and knowledge in these platforms
Diego Laurentino Lima, Raquel Nogueira Cordeiro, Gustavo Lopes Carvalho, Flavio MalcherJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(3):275-276 Engagement with social media is increasing within medical professionals. There are many different platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, Telegram, and so on. Social media is a new and important tool for surgical education. More and more surgeons are joining restricted groups to discuss surgical techniques, manuscripts, etc in a daily basis. It is important that residents and surgeons have a very critical opinion about what they look online. Not everything is good o...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Diego Laurentino Lima Raquel Nogueira Cordeiro Gustavo Lopes Carvalho Flavio Malcher Source Type: research

& #39;Colleaguography & #39; in place of cholangiography, to prevent bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Vinay K KapoorJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(3):273-274Bile duct injury (BDI) is not uncommon during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Intra-operative cholangiography (IOC) has been recommended to reduce the risk of BDI during LC. Facilities for IOC are, however, scarcely available in India. The author suggests 'in vicinity colleaguography' (IVC) – opinion of a surgical colleague in vicinity – as an easy alternative to IOC. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Vinay K Kapoor Source Type: research

A standardised and simplified technique for laparoscopic resection of the splenic flexure
Marco Lotti, Elia Poiasina, Gabor Panyor, Michele Marini, Michela Giulii Capponi, Nadiane Paderno, Pietro Calcagno, Eugenio Poletti, Luca CampanatiJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(3):268-272The splenic flexure is an uncommon location of colorectal cancer, being involved in 2%–3% of cases. The low chance of being engaged in resecting cancer of the splenic flexure can make it difficult for surgeons to build their learning curve and to achieve a reliable experience. As the majority of colectomies are still performed by low-volume surgeons, there is growing agreement that providing local services with ad...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Marco Lotti Elia Poiasina Gabor Panyor Michele Marini Michela Giulii Capponi Nadiane Paderno Pietro Calcagno Eugenio Poletti Luca Campanati Source Type: research

Total laparoscopic repair of Spigelian hernia with undescended testis
We present the case of an 11-month-old male child who presented with left Spigelian hernia with the left undescended testis in its sac. Hernia repair with orchidopexy was done using total laparoscopic approach. It is the first reported case of total laparoscopic repair of Spigelian hernia with undescended testis in the paediatric age group. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Shahaji Satish Deshmukh Paras R Kothari Abhaya R Gupta Vishesh Balbhadra Dikshit Prashant Patil Geeta Anil Kekre Aditi Deshpande Apoorva Achyut Kulkarni Aboli Hukeri Source Type: research

Laparoscopic approach to tailgut cyst (retrorectal cystic hamartoma)
We report the case of a 31-year-old woman complaining about perineal and vague lower abdominal pain, who was submitted to magnetic resonance imaging, which revealed a multilocular cystic, well-circumscribed retrorectal mass. Subsequently, laparoscopic excision was successfully accomplished. Operative time was 175 min. Intra- and post-operative course was uneventful. Hospital stay was 75 h. While any malignancy suspicion should lead to open surgery, given the risk of rupture, we support the benefits of laparoscopy may also be applied. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mart & #237;n Gasc & #243;n Hove Jorge Mart & #237;n Gil Teresa S & #225;nchez Rodr & #237;guez & #193;ngel Ferrero Lomas Jes & #250;s Peraza Casaj & #250;s Antonio L & #243;pez-Farr & #233; Jos & #233; de Jaime Guijarro Source Type: research

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for ganglioneuroma presenting as an adrenal incidentaloma
Ankush Sarwal, Rajesh Khullar, Anil Sharma, Vandana Soni, Manish Baijal, Pradeep ChowbeyJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(3):259-261Adrenal incidentaloma (AI) has now become a common finding in clinical practice with advances in abdominal imaging. The prevalence of AI as reported in the literature is 0.2%–3%. Ganglioneuroma (GN) is often a benign non-functioning adrenal tumour, which has been rarely reported as AI in literature. Confirmed diagnosis of GN can only be done by histopathological examination. GNs are often asymptomatic even if they are large, and adrenalectomy is treatment for GN, with goo...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ankush Sarwal Rajesh Khullar Anil Sharma Vandana Soni Manish Baijal Pradeep Chowbey Source Type: research

High insertion of cystic duct at the gallbladder fundus: An undescribed anomaly!
We present a case of a 53-year-old female with an undescribed anomaly encountered during an LC. There was a high insertion of the cystic duct into the fundus of the gallbladder. No such anomaly has been described in literature till date. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gabriel Rodrigues Shruti Rahul Pandit Afroz Khan Bharath Veerabharappa Balaji Jayasankar Rasagna Anaparti Source Type: research

A new hybrid mini-laparoscopic technique for Spigelian hernia
We describe the original technique used for the treatment of a patient who presented with pain and bulging in the abdomen, who was diagnosed with Spigelian hernia (SH) using ultrasound. In this case, the hernia occurred in the anterolateral abdominal wall with herniation of the distal ileum and mesentery, in addition to a large right inguinal hernia. A mini-laparoscopic approach was proposed; due to Child-A hepatic cirrhosis, it was done by a hybrid technique, using a harmonic scalpel. The primary closure of the hernia defects was performed, followed by the placement of a polypropylene mesh in the preperitoneal space. The ...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gustavo Lopes Carvalho Gustavo Henrique Belarmino G & #243;es Raquel Nogueira Cordeiro Diego Laurentino Lima Lucyeli Luna Lopes Amorim Raimundo Hugo Matias Furtado Source Type: research

Laparoscopic splenic vessels and spleen-preserving extended distal pancreatectomy for single metastatic renal cell carcinoma
We present our first case of a patient incidentally found to have a solitary pancreatic metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), following left nephrectomy for kidney cancer 15 years ago. He underwent laparoscopic SVSP-extended distal pancreatectomy (EDP). Final histopathology confirmed the diagnosis and margins were clear. He made a good recovery and despite loosing >70% of his pancreas, hasn't developed new-onset diabetes. No adjuvant chemotherapy was necessary, but he will require long-term follow-up. This case suggests that even when the pancreatic lesion is located more proximally, near or at the pancreatic ...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Christophe Roger Berney Source Type: research

How to write an article: An introduction to basic scientific medical writing
Discussion (IMRAD). Instructions to authors would normally include reference to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines for good and ethical publication practice. It is strongly advised to follow the recommended guidelines appropriate for the published study. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Anil Sharma Source Type: research

Robotic-assisted minimally invasive oesophagectomy for cancer: An initial experience
Conclusion: Adequate experience in TLE can help minimally invasive surgeons in easy adoption of RAMIE with satisfactory outcome. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Chinnusamy Palanivelu Sumanta Dey Sandeep Sabnis Raghavendra Gupta Bharath Cumar Saravana Kumar Ramesh Natarajan Parthasarathi Ramakrishnan Source Type: research

A prospective study of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms and quality of life 1-year post-laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Conclusion: GORD symptoms improve for most patients' 1-year post-operatively. A small proportion of patients will develop troublesome GORD, but overall satisfaction remains high. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Andrew G.N. Robertson Andrew J Cameron Brian Joyce Phil Le Page Bruce Tulloh Andrew C de Beaux Peter J Lamb Source Type: research

Laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair: A modified technique of mesh placement in Sugarbaker procedure
Conclusion: Modified placement of composite mesh is safe and helps in minimising mesh-related complications of the Sugarbaker technique for parastomal hernias. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sameer Rege Amiteshwar Singh Ajinkya Rewatkar Janesh Murugan Richard Menezes Shrinivas Surpam Roshan Chiranjeev Source Type: research

Laparoscopic & #39;steering wheel & #39; derotation technique for midgut volvulus in children with intestinal malrotation
Conclusion: The laparoscopic 'steering wheel' derotation technique is easy and provides a stepwise description of the laparoscopic derotation of volvulus associated with malrotation in children. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Vikesh Agrawal Abhishek Tiwari Himanshu Acharya Rajesh Mishra Dhananjaya Sharma Source Type: research

Surgery strategy of 13 cases to control bleeding from the liver on laparoscopic repeat liver resection for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma
Conclusions: It can improve the safety and feasibility of LRLR for rHCC, according to the degree of adhesion of the peritoneal adhesions and the first hepatic portal, then selecting the appropriate technique to control the bleeding of the hepatectomy. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Shuiping Yu Tang Bo Binzong Hou Jiangfa Li Xueling Zhou Source Type: research

Per-operative modified rigid cholangioscopy for removal of intrahepatic stones associated with choledochal cyst in children
Conclusion: Per-operative rigid endoscopy using paediatric cystoscope is an easily available tool in most of the setups for the management of IHS associated with CDC in children. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Vikesh Agrawal Himanshu Acharya Arjun Saxena Dhananjaya Sharma Source Type: research

Initial experience with minimally invasive extended pancreatectomies for locally advanced pancreatic malignancies: Report of six cases
Conclusion: Based on our initial experience, MIEP although technically challenging and associated with long operative times, is feasible and safe in highly selected cases. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tze-Yi Low Brian K. P Goh Source Type: research

Extended totally extraperitoneal repair (eTEP) for ventral hernias: Short-term results from a single centre
Conclusion: Judging from our short-term results, we suggest that the eTEP technique can be adapted in centres with advanced laparoscopic skills with the careful patient selection. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sarfaraz Jalil Baig Pallawi Priya Source Type: research

Clip-stone and T clip-sinus: A clinical analysis of six cases on migration of clips and literature review from 1997 to 2017
Conclusions: PCCM is a rare but severe complication of LCBDE. A pre-operative understanding of bile duct anatomy, the use of the minimum number of clips and the harmonic scalpel during the surgeries is necessary. Considering clip-stone or clip-sinus in the differential diagnosis of patients with biliary colics or cholangitis after LCBDE even years after surgery, the detailed medical history and pre-operative examination are inevitable, especially for these patients who had undergone LCBDE. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Liwei Pang Jindong Yuan Yan Zhang Yuwen Wang Jing Kong Source Type: research

The unwanted third wheel in the Calot & #39;s triangle: Incidence and surgical significance of caterpillar hump of right hepatic artery with a systematic review of the literature
Conclusions: Variations of the cystic artery are not just an anatomical dissertation, assuming a very crucial role in surgical strategies to avoid uncontrolled vascular lesions. A meticulous knowledge of the hepatobiliary triangle in association with all elements of 'Culture of Safety in Cholecystectomy' is mandatory for surgeons facing more than two structures within Calot's triangle. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Luigi Marano Alberto Bartoli Karol Polom Raffaele Bellochi Alessandro Spaziani Giampaolo Castagnoli Source Type: research

Application of a newly designed microfork probe for robotic-guided pelvic intraoperative neuromapping
Conclusion: Robotic-guided neuromapping is shown to be feasible and fully controllable from the surgeon console. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jonas F Schiemer Yen-Yi Y Juo Yas Sanaiha Anne Y Lin Kevork Kazanjian Hauke Lang Werner Kneist Source Type: research

& #39;Little old lady & #39;s hernia & #39; (obturator hernia): A deceptive encounter
Vijay Waman Dhakre, Pravin AgrawalJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(2):180-181Obturator hernia (OH) is rare which not only carries high mortality amongst all abdominal hernia, but also known for the difficulty in diagnosing it. Howship–Romberg sign is a clinical sign to diagnose OH, but due to the lower-limb muscle contractures, it was not possible in our case. Computed tomography scan becomes the investigation of choice in this situation. A laparoscopic approach can be used safely. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Vijay Waman Dhakre Pravin Agrawal Source Type: research

The debate between use and cost of technology is on-going!
Jaydeep H PalepJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(2):179-179 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jaydeep H Palep Source Type: research

Easy and effective way to evaluate the urological complication during laparoscopic gynaecologic surgery
Tanitra Tantitamit, Kuan-Gen HuangJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(2):177-178 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Tanitra Tantitamit Kuan-Gen Huang Source Type: research

Exploring minimally invasive options: Laparoscopic transabdominal levator transection for low rectal cancers
Fadl H Veerankutty, Sidharth Chacko, Vipin I Sreekumar, Prasad Krishnan, Deepak Varma, Prakash KurumboorJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(2):174-176Extralevator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) of the rectum offers wider circumferential margin and decreased rate of intraoperative tumour perforation. However, the need to change the position of the patient in between abdominal and perineal stages of the procedure and extended perineal resection result in increased morbidity and operative time. Evolving technique of laparoscopic transabdominal controlled division of levator ani muscles under direct vision could addre...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Fadl H Veerankutty Sidharth Chacko Vipin I Sreekumar Prasad Krishnan Deepak Varma Prakash Kurumboor Source Type: research

Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy: First experience from Indian sub-continent
We report two cases of total laparoscopic donor hepatectomy, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report from Indian sub-continent. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Natesan Anand Vijai Palanisamy Senthilnathan Vikram Annamaneni Sandeep C Sabnis Arvinder Singh Soin Chinnusamy Palanivelu Source Type: research

Resection of giant hepatic cyst by hybrid minilaparoscopy
Gustavo Lopes Carvalho, Gustavo Henrique Belarmino Góes, Raimundo Hugo Matias Furtado, Raquel Nogueira Cordeiro, Eduarda Migueis Quintas CalheirosJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(2):167-169A female patient, 59-year-old, was complaining of abdominal pain in the right hypochondrium and mesogastrium for 6 months. Ultrasonography and abdominal computed tomography were performed, both confirming a large hepatic cyst (10.6 cm × 7.6 cm × 7.3 cm) on the left lobe. A hybrid minilaparoscopic resection was proposed. We opted for unroofing the cyst, and the procedure was uneventfully performed, with a total sur...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gustavo Lopes Carvalho Gustavo Henrique Belarmino G & #243;es Raimundo Hugo Matias Furtado Raquel Nogueira Cordeiro Eduarda Migueis Quintas Calheiros Source Type: research

Laparoscopic two-stage procedure for gallstone ileus
Koichi Inukai, Eri Tsuji, Nobuhiro Takashima, Minoru YamamotoJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(2):164-166Gallstone is a rare cause of bowel obstruction and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Here, we report a case of gallstone ileus treated by laparoscopic two-stage procedure. A 65-year-old man, without a history of any surgery, presented to our hospital with abdominal pain and vomiting. His abdominal computed tomography revealed gallstone ileus with cholecystoduodenal fistula. Then, enterolithotomy was performed as an emergency laparoscopic surgery. After 1 year of the surgery, a second lapa...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Koichi Inukai Eri Tsuji Nobuhiro Takashima Minoru Yamamoto Source Type: research

Total laparoscopic Billroth-I gastrectomy for corrosive-induced antropyloric stricture
Kapil Nagaraj, Raja Kalayarasan, Senthil Gnanasekaran, Biju PottakkatJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(2):161-163Antro-pyloric stricture with gastric outlet obstruction is a common manifestation of corrosive-induced gastric injury. Surgical management is the only curative option as endoscopic dilatation usually fails in the long term. Billroth I gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy is the preferred surgery as it restores normal alimentary pathway, reduces dumping and does not complicate colon mobilisation for the future oesophageal bypass. Conventionally, it is performed by the open approach. The present report is t...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kapil Nagaraj Raja Kalayarasan Senthil Gnanasekaran Biju Pottakkat Source Type: research

Laparoscopic evaluation and resection of type-II choledochal cyst arising from right hepatic duct mimicking gall bladder duplication
We report such a case of a 22-year-old male whose MRCP was suggestive of a cystic lesion in the gall bladder fossa and was taken up for surgery with a pre-operative diagnosis of gall bladder duplication with a single cystic duct. He underwent elective laparoscopic evaluation, mobilisation, discerning of anatomy and diagnosis, excision of cyst and concomitant cholecystectomy. This case highlights that these two rare entities can mimic each other on imaging; however, a laparoscopic approach serves the dual purpose of diagnosing and treating this unique pathoanatomical entity. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Rajesh Bhojwani Nikhil Jain Subhash Mishra Source Type: research

Laparoscopic splenic pseudocyst management using indocyanine green dye: An adjunct tool for better surgical outcome
We present a case of splenic pseudocyst that was diagnosed incidentally on routine check-up, and we managed this case with minimally invasive approach with complete preservation of spleen and only removal of pseudocyst. We used indocyanine green dye that helped us in complete delineation of splenic parenchyma and vascular structure adjacent to it. In our view, as in this study also, adopting a new technique that can be helpful in better treatment of the patient and if it can change the surgical outcome of the disease in favour of the patient, it should be encouraged. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ramesh Kumar Aggarwal Bishal Badal Mohanty Arun Prasad Source Type: research

Laparoscopic repair for parastomal hernia with ongoing barbed suture followed by sandwich-technique: & #39;Sandwich-plus-technique & #39;
We present three cases where we have closed the hernia gap with continuous, non-resorbable, self-retaining sutures with subsequent use of the sandwich technique ('Sandwich-plus-technique'). There were pronounced parastomal hernias in three female patients (mean age was 72 years and the range was 63–78 years) with permanent colostomata. After laparoscopic adhesiolysis, the closure of the hernia defect was completed with ongoing, barbed non-resorbable 1-0 sutures (polybutester) followed by the sandwich technique. There were no intraoperative complications and currently no clinical or radiological evidence for r...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Reiko Wiessner Thomas Vorwerk Alexander Gehring Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours of stomach: Robot-assisted excision with the da Vinci Surgical System regardless of size and location site
Conclusion: Our experience suggests a positive role of the robot da Vinci in getting gastric GIST removal with a conservative approach, regardless of size and location site. Comparative studies with a greater number of patients are necessary for a more robust assessment. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Niccol & #242; Furbetta Matteo Palmeri Simone Guadagni Gregorio Di Franco Desir & #233;e Gianardi Saverio Latteri Emanuele Marciano Andrea Moglia Alfred Cuschieri Giulio Di Candio Franco Mosca Luca Morelli Source Type: research

End-stage renal disease is a risk factor for complex laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients waiting for renal transplantation
Conclusion: Although several scores investigating the risk for complex LC have been proposed, none of them has focused on ESRD. This is the first series demonstrating that ESRD is an independent risk factor for technical complexity in LC. We developed a score to offer surgeons an extra tool for pre-operative evaluation of patients requiring LC. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sara Colozzi Samuele Iesari Giovanni Cianca Quirino Lai Luigi Bonanni Francesco Pisani Gianfranco Amicucci Source Type: research

Diagnostic laparoscopy or selective non-operative management for stable patients with penetrating abdominal trauma: What to choose ?
Conclusion: NOM is a preferred modality for minimally symptomatic stable patients. However, there is a risk of missed injuries and delayed treatment. DL accurately visualizes injuries, decreases unnecessary CT scans and avoids nontherapeutic laparotomies. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Oleh Yevhenovych Matsevych Modise Zacharia Koto Moses Balabyeki Lehlogonolo David Mashego Colleen Aldous Source Type: research

Who profits from three-dimensional optics in endoscopic surgery ? Analysis of manual tasks under two-dimensional/three-dimensional optic vision using a pelvic trainer model
Conclusions: By testing the novel generation of 3D HD cameras, we could demonstrate that the 3D optic of these systems improves depth perception and space orientation for novices and experienced users and especially inexperienced users benefit from 3D optic. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cornelius Jacobs Frank Alexander Schildberg Dieter Christian Wirtz Philip Peter Roessler Source Type: research

Applicability of transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy through vestibular route for primary sporadic hyperparathyroidism: A South Indian experience
Conclusions: Through this study, we opine that this novel transoral vestibular route parathyroidectomy is a feasibly applicable approach for primary sporadic hyperparathyroidism, especially with solitary benign adenomas. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: P R K Bhargav M Sabaretnam V Amar N Vimala Devi Source Type: research

Changes of serum and peritoneal inflammatory mediators in laparoscopic radical resection for right colon carcinoma
Conclusions: Laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of right colon carcinoma has the advantages of fewer traumas, less systemic and local inflammatory response, rapider post-operative recovery and shorter hospital stay. It is worthy of clinical application. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Pengcheng Zhu Wenzhong Miao Feng Gu Chungen Xing Source Type: research

Short-term outcomes of minimally invasive surgery for patients presenting with suspected gallbladder cancer: Report of 8 cases
Conclusions: The results of the present study confirm the short-term safety and feasibility of MIS for patients with GBCa, as all eight patients underwent successful MIS with no major morbidity or mortality. Further studies with larger patient cohorts with long-term follow-up are needed to determine the oncologic outcomes and the definitive role of MIS in treating GBCa. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gerald Zeng Nan Zun Teo Brian K. P. Goh Source Type: research

Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy: Experience of 60 cases from a developing world hospital
Conclusion: Laparoscopic retroperitoneal ureterolithotomy has low rate of conversion to open surgery and an acceptable overall complication rates. In selected patients with impacted, hard, large ureteral stones, which are likely to cause diffi-culty in endo-urological procedures, laparoscopic ureterolithotomy is a reason-able treatment option. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mudassir Maqbool Wani Abdul Munnan Durrani Source Type: research

The surgical outcome of minimally invasive pharyngo-laryngo-oesophagectomy in prone position
Conclusions: In MIPLE, the PP could reduce blood loss due to the two-lung ventilation under artificial pneumothorax and was associated with lower surgical stress than LLDP. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mariko Ogino Yuma Ebihara Akihiro Homma Kimitaka Tanaka Yoshitsugu Nakanishi Toshimichi Asano Takehiro Noji Yo Kurashima Soichi Murakami Toru Nakamura Takahiro Tsuchikawa Keisuke Okamura Toshiaki Shichinohe Satoshi Hirano Source Type: research

Is laparoscopic approach for wandering spleen in children an option ?
Conclusions: Wandering spleen is a rare entity and in the paediatric age group 10% cannot be salvaged for which splenectomy is the only option. Of the 90% that can be pexied, the literature has favoured the application of meshes followed by the extraperitoneal pockets and omental pouch. Laparoscopic splenopexy is feasible, with no reported conversions or complications. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gratiana Oana Alqadi Amulya K Saxena Source Type: research

The use of double CO2 insufflators in transanal total mesorectal excision: An alternative possibility
Claudio Lazzara, Giuseppe Navarra, Giuseppe CurròJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(1):90-91 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Claudio Lazzara Giuseppe Navarra Giuseppe Curr & #242; Source Type: research

Laparoscopy for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis catheter placement and management of malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheter
Pankaj N MaheshwariJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(1):88-89 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Pankaj N Maheshwari Source Type: research

Rescue stitch: A minimal access surgeon & #39;s lifeboat in life-threatening intraoperative bleeding
Abhishek Singh, Arvind GanpuleJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(1):84-87Bleeding in a minimal access surgery can be very intimidating for a laparoscopic surgeon. Open conversion becomes an imminent option in these situations. Although open conversion is not a surgical defeat, in certain situations, bleeding can be salvaged using a ‘rescue stitch.’ We, herein, describe rescue stitch along with a rescue tray and its application during intraoperative bleeding in minimal access surgery. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Abhishek Singh Arvind Ganpule Source Type: research

Laparoscopically assisted insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheter
Jurij JanezJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2019 15(1):80-83Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a generally accepted method for treatment of patients with the end-stage renal disease. A larger proportion of PD patients transfer to haemodialysis every year than the converse. Many of the underlying causes of transfer to haemodialysis are preventable. Infectious complications still remain the most common reason for transfer of PD patients to haemodialysis, catheter-related problems are the second most common cause. For PD to be effective it is very important to provide a quality peritoneal access with the insertion of PD catheter wi...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jurij Janez Source Type: research

Laparoscopic splenectomy for large splenic pseudocyst: A rare case report and review of literature
We report an interesting case of a rare large splenic pseudocyst without a history of previous abdominal trauma, treated successfully by laparoscopic technique and discuss literature for the same. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ankush Sarwal Anil Sharma Rajesh Khullar Vandana Soni Manish Baijal Pradeep Chowbey Source Type: research