Lost umbilical tape in laparoscopic surgery: Consequences and lessons learned
Saket Kumar, Nishant Kurian, Rakesh Kumar SinghJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):139-140 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Saket Kumar Nishant Kurian Rakesh Kumar Singh Source Type: research

Comment: Personal protective equipment use in laparoscopy during COVID-19
Aditya Baksi, Supreet KaurJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):137-138 (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aditya Baksi Supreet Kaur Source Type: research

COVID-19 and jeopardy of a trainee in the era of minimally invasive surgery
Harshit GargJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):135-136COVID-19 pandemic had a global impact on residency training and surgical training had seen the worst hit. In the current era, the minimal invasive surgery has become inherent component of any surgical speciality training and the COVID-19 crisis has affected the various components of this training including acquisition of knowledge, clinical judgement and technical competency. This impact, coupled with uncertainty in future training and job opportunities have jeopardized the current surgical trainees. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Harshit Garg Source Type: research

Indocyanine green fluorescence imaging via endoscopic nasal biliary drainage during laparoscopic deroofing of liver cysts
Akira Umemura, Hiroyuki Nitta, Takayuki Suto, Hisataka Fujiwara, Takeshi Takahara, Yasushi Hasegawa, Hirokatsu Katagiri, Shoji Kanno, Taro Ando, Akira SasakiJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):131-134Laparoscopic deroofing of liver cysts is widely accepted as the treatment of symptomatic huge liver cysts. As bile leakage is a common complication of this procedure, indocyanine green (ICG) imaging has played an active role in detecting intrahepatic biliary tract. However, infusion ICG imaging needs time rag after injection due to moving from bloodstream to bile, and also, additional injection is needed when the fluo...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Akira Umemura Hiroyuki Nitta Takayuki Suto Hisataka Fujiwara Takeshi Takahara Yasushi Hasegawa Hirokatsu Katagiri Shoji Kanno Taro Ando Akira Sasaki Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Witzel jejunostomy
Marco Lotti, Michela Giulii Capponi, Denise Ferrari, Giulia Carrara, Luca Campanati, Alessandro LucianettiJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):127-130The placement of a feeding jejunostomy can be indicated in malnourished patients with gastric and oesophagogastric junction cancer to allow for enteral nutritional support. In these patients, the jejunostomy tube can be suitably placed at the time of staging laparoscopy. Several techniques of laparoscopic jejunostomy (LJ) have been described, yet the Witzel approach remains neglected, due to the perceived difficulty of suturing the bowel around the tube and securing t...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marco Lotti Michela Giulii Capponi Denise Ferrari Giulia Carrara Luca Campanati Alessandro Lucianetti Source Type: research

A self-designed liver circle for on-demand Pringle & #39;s manoeuver in laparoscopic liver resection
Conclusion: The new-designed liver circle is more convenient compared to other techniques in performing Pringle's manoeuver, especially the intermittent Pringle's manoeuver in LLR. It can be used to perform on-demand hepatic blood inflow occlusion in every LLR by pre-circling the hepatoduodenal ligament to control bleeding during surgery. It can also be applied to expose the surgical field of vision and perform IVC occlusion to reduce intraoperative blood loss. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhenzhen Gao Zhiwei Li Bo Zhou Lifeng Chen Zhenhua Shen Yuancong Jiang Xiang Zheng Jie Xiang Qiyi Zhang Weilin Wang Sheng Yan Source Type: research

A new technique to avoid unintentional adhesion while deploying ProGrip mesh and its utility in the laparoscopic repair of obturator hernia
Jun Muto, Katsuhiko Murakawa, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Saseem Poudel, Shoki Sato, Kohei Kato, Naoto Senmaru, Koichi OnoJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):116-119The ProGrip™ laparoscopic self-fixating mesh provides advantages such as low cost and reduced pain following tack-free fixation in laparoscopic hernia repair through a transabdominal preperitoneal approach. Obturator hernia repair needs adequate fixation around the hernial orifice without the use of tacking, and ProGrip™ mesh provides options for secure fixation. However, it is often difficult to adequately adjust the mesh placement to cover the obt...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jun Muto Katsuhiko Murakawa Hiroyuki Yamamoto Saseem Poudel Shoki Sato Kohei Kato Naoto Senmaru Koichi Ono Source Type: research

Rectum migration of an intrauterine device
Rui Li, Hongmei Li, Jie Zhang, Huiqing LiJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):113-115Intrauterine device (IUD) is a well-accepted means of contraception. Although it is safe and effective, some serious complications may occur. It should be paid attention to a 45-year-old female admitted to the hospital for aggravated abdominal pain and dyspareunia for 2 months. She was found to have two IUDs in her body, one in the uterine cavity and the other outside. They were removed through laparoscopic and hysteroscopy. When IUD perforation occurs, whether symptomatic or not, surgical removal is necessary. Laparoscopy is thoug...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rui Li Hongmei Li Jie Zhang Huiqing Li Source Type: research

Emergency laparoscopic surgery for ruptured pancreatic pseudocyst: Report of two cases and review of the literature
In conclusion, we demonstrated that emergency laparoscopic adhesiolysis, necrosectomy and distal pancreatosplenectomy are feasible and safe for the management of ruptured pseudocyst when performed by an experienced surgeon. However, further studies are needed to determine the advantages or limitations of the minimally invasive surgical approach for the management of these complicated cases. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yun Le Linn Zhongkai Wang Brian K. P. Goh Source Type: research

Laparoscopic assisted balloon enteroscopy to detect obscure gastrointestinal bleeding sources missed by capsule endoscopy
We report the real-life case of a female presenting to our attention for severe episodes of haematochezia caused by multiple localisation of jejunoileal NETs. A discrepancy between pre-operative total body contrast-enhancement computed tomography scan and capsule endoscopy (CE) emerged, in terms of numbers of lesions, so that, as completeness, an intraoperative balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) was carried out, leading to the detection of the multiple lesions missed during CE. In case of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding sources missed by capsule endoscopy, laparoscopic-assisted balloon enteroscopy plays an essential role...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Damiano Bisogni Giovanni Alemanno Andrea Galli Annamaria Di Bella Luca Novelli Tommaso Innocenti Paolo Prosperi Source Type: research

Robotic transduodenal excision of duodenal duplication cyst: Case report and review
Sunil Kumar Nayak, N Anand Vijay, VP Nalankilli, E Senthil Anand, Chinnusamy PalaniveluJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):101-103Duodenal duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies that generally present with abdominal pain and vomiting or may have nonspecific symptoms. Surgical excision is the recommended treatment owing to possible complications, including malignancy. However, difficult locations like the periampullary region are problematic and major surgical procedures, for example, pancreaticoduodenectomy is necessary for total resection. These have a high complication rate resulting in a poor quality o...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sunil Kumar Nayak N Anand Vijay VP Nalankilli E Senthil Anand Chinnusamy Palanivelu Source Type: research

Laparoscopic resection of gastric duplication cyst containing gastrointestinal stromal tumour: A case report
Aamir Abbas, Mohammad Kermansaravi, Seyed Nooredin Daryabari, Nasrin ShayanfarJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):98-100Gastric duplication cyst (GDC) in adults is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. Here, we report the case of a GDC containing gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) in a 60-year-old male patient who presented with abdominal pain. Laparoscopic resection with safe margins was performed following endosonographic localisation of the lesion. Pathologic evaluation revealed GDC containing GIST, and all surgical margins were free from tumours. The patient was discharged with good condition after 2 days ...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aamir Abbas Mohammad Kermansaravi Seyed Nooredin Daryabari Nasrin Shayanfar Source Type: research

Computed tomography helps pre-operative evaluation before laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst: A case report
Ji Qingyu, Li Xiaolong, Zhu Ruohan, Ma Licong, Tang Zhichao, Chen Qingwei, Wang Yuan, Zhao YingJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):95-97Bronchogenic cysts are congenital foregut dysplasia that occur mostly in the lungs and mediastinum. Here, we report a rare case of retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst, the location, relationship to adjacent structures and blood supply of which were determined by computed tomography (CT) recombination technology and resected by laparoscope. The case was a 41-year-old female patient. The patient came to the hospital because of intermittent lumbar back discomfort for 1 month. CT scanni...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ji Qingyu Li Xiaolong Zhu Ruohan Ma Licong Tang Zhichao Chen Qingwei Wang Yuan Zhao Ying Source Type: research

A complex modality of achalasia, diverticulum and paraesophageal hernia treated through three-dimensional left thoracoscopy
Eustratia Mpaili, Antonia Meropouli, Maria Mpoura, Ilias Vagios, Spyridon Davakis, Theodore Liakakos, Alexandros CharalabopoulosJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):91-94Herein, we report a case of a patient with recurrent dysphagia after an open transabdominal hernia repair for a Type IV paraesophageal hernia performed elsewhere. Subsequent work-up and medical records' review revealed the coexistence of a large left epiphrenic diverticulum in combination with achalasia synchronous to the recently repaired paraesophageal hernia. A three-dimensional left thoracoscopic diverticulectomy with a long esophagomyotomy...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Eustratia Mpaili Antonia Meropouli Maria Mpoura Ilias Vagios Spyridon Davakis Theodore Liakakos Alexandros Charalabopoulos Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic resection of foregut duplication cyst in a neonate
Saurabh Tiwari, Paras Kothari, Abhaya Gupta, Shalika Jayaswal, Vishesh Dikshit, Geeta KekreJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):88-90Foregut duplication is more common in girls, particularly if there is bronchopulmonary involvement. The incidence of oesophageal duplication cyst is estimated to be one in 8200 live births with male prevalence. Most duplications are benign, but the presence of ectopic gastric mucosa and the potential for malignant degeneration remain a concern. A newborn female, antenatally diagnosed with right-sided thoracic mass, was diagnosed with a foregut duplication cyst of size 4.1 cm × 3....
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Saurabh Tiwari Paras Kothari Abhaya Gupta Shalika Jayaswal Vishesh Dikshit Geeta Kekre Source Type: research

Transhepatic intraperitoneally migrated biliary stent: A rare finding during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Ahmad Ozair, Faraz Ahmad, Surender Kumar, Sumit RungtaJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):85-87Biliary endoprostheses are increasingly being utilised across both the developing and developed world, due to growing access to endoscopic biliary stenting. Stent migration, a well-documented complication of this minimally invasive procedure, occurs in up to 10% of cases post-insertion, sometimes leading to catastrophic complications. While distal migration frequently leads to spontaneous passage of the stent, proximal migration can result in a variety of problems. We here describe a rare case of transhepatic intrape...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ahmad Ozair Faraz Ahmad Surender Kumar Sumit Rungta Source Type: research

The role of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in bariatric procedure selection: A case series and literature review
Conclusion: Upper GI endoscopy should be performed before bariatric surgery, even in asymptomatic patients, to avoid post-operative surprise/complication. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aashik Shetty Amrit Nasta Amit Gupte Ramen Goel Source Type: research

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for giant adrenal tumours: Technical considerations and surgical outcome
Conclusion: Our results pinpoint the advantages of performing a laparoscopic adrenalectomy for giant adrenal tumours. The tumour size is only a predictive parameter of possible malignancy, and the laparoscopic approach is a safe and feasible method in terms of surgical and oncological, only if performed by expert surgeons and in high-volume centres. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Alessio Giordano Giovanni Alemanno Carlo Bergamini Andrea Valeri Paolo Prosperi Source Type: research

Outcome of minimally invasive liver resection for extrapancreatic biliary malignancies: A single-institutional experience
Conclusion: Minimally invasive surgery can be adopted safely with a low open conversion rate for EPBMs. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ken Min Chin Darren W. Q. Chua Ser Yee Lee Chung Yip Chan Brian K. P. Goh Source Type: research

Laparoscopic liver resection in Caroli disease: A single-centre case series
Conclusion: These results indicate that minimally invasive, laparoscopic liver surgery is a safe and efficacious treatment option for patients with Caroli disease who require liver resection. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Simon Wabitsch Wenzel Schoening Julia-Sophia Bellingrath Christian Brenzing Alexander Arnold Uli Fehrenbach Moritz Schmelzle Johann Pratschke Source Type: research

Transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: Surgical outcomes and short-term oncological outcomes in a single-institution consecutive series
Conclusion: This study describes our initial experience with TaTME, which requires a substantial learning curve to minimise complications and morbidity. Oncological outcomes as expressed by the resection margins, number of lymph nodes harvested and local recurrence rates were all comparable to previously published data. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Irit Shimoni Moris Venturero Ron Shapiro Gali Westrich Gal Schtrechman David Hazzan Aviram Nissan Douglas Zippel Lior Segev Source Type: research

Minimally invasive oesophagectomy with a total two-field lymphadenectomy after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus: A prospective study
Conclusion: NACTRT followed by MIE is feasible in patients with locally advanced SCC. The nodal disease is common even in patients with the complete pathological response of the primary tumour. The dropout rate with NACTRT using the CROSS regimen is high in the present study. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kuppusamy Sasikumar Raja Kalayarasan Senthil Gnanasekaran Sandip Chandrasekar Biju Pottakkat Source Type: research

A new manoeuvre of vascular control in laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy: Retrospective review for a modified Kimura & #39;s method
Conclusion: After ten patient's practice, application of new manoeuvre of vascular control technique in LSPDP is feasible and safe, with advantages of less blood loss and shorter operation time. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhu Jie Li Hong Zhang Bin Wang Haibiao Source Type: research

Single-port laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis during pregnancy
Conclusions: SPLS appendectomy is feasible and safe for treating patients with acute appendicitis during pregnancy. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: In Soo Cho Sung Uk Bae Woon Kyung Jeong Seong Kyu Baek Source Type: research

Robotic surgery in paediatric patients: Our initial experience and roadmap for successful implementation of robotic surgery programme
Conclusion: The robotic surgery is feasible in paediatric population and has favourable post-operative outcomes. Detailed planning and stepwise approach is key to the establishment of new robotic surgery programme in any institute. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Arvind Sinha Manish Pathak Ayushi Vig Rahul Saxena Source Type: research

Re-interventions and re-admissions in a 13-year series following use of laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy
Conclusion: LSTC is a feasible and safe alternative to open surgery with acceptable long-term consequences and re-interventions. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Michelle Slater Sumit Midya Michael Booth Source Type: research

Laparoscopic versus open extended cholecystectomy with bi-segmentectomy (s4b and s5) in patients with gallbladder cancer
Conclusions: The oncological outcome and survival after LECB in patients with resectable GBC is not inferior to that after OECB. Laparoscopic approach has a potential to improve perioperative outcome in patients with GBC. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hirdaya Hulas Nag Ashish Sachan Phani Kumar Nekarakanti Source Type: research

Enhanced recovery after surgery in laparoscopic distal gastrectomy: Protocol for a prospective single-arm clinical trial
Conclusion: With reasonable and scientific designing, the trial may be a great help to further discuss the benefit of ERAS programme and thus improving the peri-operative management of patients with gastrectomy. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Xinhua Chen Yu Zhu Mingli Zhao Yanfeng Hu Jun Luo Yuehong Chen Tian Lin Hao Chen Hao Liu Guoxin Li Jiang Yu Source Type: research

Hybrid approach for ventral incisional hernias of the abdominal wall: A systematic review of the literature
Anil Sharma, Chaitanya Sinha, Manish Baijal, Vandana Soni, Rajesh Khullar, Pradeep ChowbeyJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021 17(1):7-13With increasing complexity of ventral incisional hernias being operated on, the treatment strategy has also evolved to obtain optimal results. Hybrid ventral hernia repair is a promising technique in management of complex/difficult ventral incisional hernias. The aim of this article is to review the literature and analyse the results of hybrid technique in management of ventral incisional hernia and determine its clinical status and ascertain its role. We reviewed the literature on hybr...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Anil Sharma Chaitanya Sinha Manish Baijal Vandana Soni Rajesh Khullar Pradeep Chowbey Source Type: research

Laparoscopic repeat hepatectomy for treating recurrent liver cancer
Conclusions: LRH can safely performed in rHCC or CRLM patients with cirrhosis, previous open hepatectomy, multiple recurrent lesions and tumours located in difficult posterosuperior segments. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jingwei Cai Junhao Zheng Yangyang Xie Mubarak Ali Kirih Liye Tao Xiao Liang Source Type: research

Experience in the use of a device to attach an anti-adhesion & #8211;absorption barrier film to the abdominal cavity in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Yutaka Kojima, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Yuichi Tomiki, Kosuke MizukoshiJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2020 16(4):449-450The use of laparoscopic surgery is widespread worldwide and is becoming the standard procedure. Postoperative adhesion, which is one of the typical postoperative complications, is considered to be less likely to occur compared with open surgery. However, once complications, such as small bowel obstruction or chronic abdominal pain, occur due to adhesion, the minimal invasiveness can be greatly impaired, and it can also become costly from a medical economics perspective. In the past, anti-adhesion absorption ...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Yutaka Kojima Kazuhiro Sakamoto Yuichi Tomiki Kosuke Mizukoshi Source Type: research

Laparoscopic treatment of duplicate gallbladder with acute cholecystitis
We report a case of duplicate gallbladder with acute calculus cholecystitis successfully treated by laparoscopic removal of both the gallbladders. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rahul A Gupta Pradip Pokharia Archana Khanduri Source Type: research

Personal protective equipment use in laparoscopy during COVID-19
Kaushik BhattacharyaJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2020 16(4):445-446COVID-19 pandemic mandates all the laparoscopic surgeons to don the personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent getting infected in the operation theatre. PPE has few inherent problems which makes the surgery extremely challenging for all the surgeons. Dehydration and profuse sweating along with breathing difficulty due to N95 mask with PPE increases the chances of committing surgical error during laparoscopy. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Kaushik Bhattacharya Source Type: research

915 MHz microwave-assisted laparoscopic partial splenectomy: A case series
Conclusion: Based on our observation, pre-coagulation of a 915 MHz MW during LPS is a safe and efficient technique. More studies are required before applying extensively. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Qiyi Zhang Yang Tian Jixuan Duan Zhenzhen Gao Weilin Wang Sheng Yan Source Type: research

Indocyanine green tattooing for resection of endophytic submucosal lesions at anatomically difficult locations: Broader application of robotic platform
Conclusion: The use of intraoperative ICG tattooing of endophytic submucosal lesions at difficult locations can facilitate minimally invasive oncologic resection. This technique allows the surgeon to be more comfortable to approach complex lesions safely to improve patient outcomes. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Akshay Pratap Benedetto Mungo Martin McCarter Source Type: research

Laparoscopic treatment of a pericaecal internal hernia
We present the case of a pericaecal hernia treated successfully with a laparoscopic approach and full recovery after surgery. A 53-year-old female patient with a personal history of depression, osteoporosis and irritable bowel syndrome consulted to the emergency department for abdominal pain and distension in the last 12 h, associated with one episode of vomit and diminished frequency in the passage of stools. The right abdomen was tender to palpation, and blood work revealed no leucocytosis. A computed tomography scan showed small bowel loops distended and displaced to the right parietocolic recess, lateral to the ascendi...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Facundo Iriarte Agustin Buero Daniel Enrique Pirchi Walter Sebastian Nardi Matias Mihura Irribarra Source Type: research

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with hepaticojejunostomy for primary ductal stones in nonagenarians: A report of two cases
In this report, we focus on biliary bypass surgery, one of the more complex HPB surgeries. Over the past few decades, the laparoscopic approach has gained preference over the open approach, but the robotic approach is still uncommon. Biliary bypass is also not often performed in nonagenarians due to its inherent-associated morbidity and mortality, and these patients typically have higher surgical risks. We present two cases of nonagenarians who had recurrent episodes of cholangitis secondary to multiple primary common bile duct (CBD) stones and ectatic bile ducts. Both the patients were treated conservatively over many yea...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Vivyan W. Y. Tay Zhongkai Wang Brian K. P. Goh Source Type: research

Robotic resection of a thoracic duct cyst
Michael Andrew Napolitano, Keith D MortmanJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2020 16(4):429-430A 69-year-old male presented with back tightness. Computed tomography revealed a 5 cm × 3 cm cystic para-oesophageal mass. A right robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection was performed. Final pathology revealed a thoracic duct cyst (TDC). Robotic resection of a TDC has not been described in the literature previously but is shown in this report to be an effective and efficient way to perform the procedure. We suspect that robotic resection of mediastinal masses such as TDCs will become more common. Further studies comparing r...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael Andrew Napolitano Keith D Mortman Source Type: research

Intragastric laparoscopy for oesophageal eroded mesh removal: An approach to avoid resection
We present a novel approach to the treatment of oesophageal mesh erosion, by utilising a combined approach of endoscopy and intragastric laparoscopy. The symptomatic relief from this procedure may obviate the need for foregut resection in some patients. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Carla Gillespie Ada Ng Richard Skipworth Steven Leibman Garett Smith Source Type: research

A large radiopaque appendicolith in an 8-year-old child
We report a case of acute appendicitis in an 8-year-old boy due to a large 2-cm radiopaque appendicolith treated successfully by laparoscopic appendectomy. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rahul Gupta Pradip Pokharia Rahul Varshney Source Type: research

Laparoscopic management of chylous ascites posthiatal hernia repair with Toupet fundoplication
We present a case of chylous ascites in a 69-year-old man 5 months after a laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (posterior 270°). This was successfully treated with laparoscopic ligation of tissue adjacent to the right crus. Laparoscopic ligation is a management option that should be considered after this rare complication, offering rapid results. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Adele Hwee Hong Lee Carla Gillespie Mary Ann Johnson Source Type: research

Laparoscopic retrieval of a fishbone migrating from the stomach causing a liver abscess: Report of case and literature review
We present a 66-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain, with no other relevant anamnestic details. Computed tomography scan revealed a liver abscess, secondary to stomach perforation from a long, sharp object. Diagnostic laparoscopy revealed a fishbone protruding from the left lobe of the liver. The FB was extracted and the liver abscess incised and drained laparoscopically with no operative and post-operative complications. Migration of FB into the liver is a rare occurrence. Treatment of such liver abscess must include the extraction of the FB. Laparoscopy in these cases is feasible...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Or Barkai Yoram Kluger Offir Ben-Ishay Source Type: research

Laparoscopic retrieval of impacted and broken dormia basket using a novel approach
Vaibhav Kumar Varshney, KS Sreesanth, Manish Gupta, Pawan Kumar GargJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2020 16(4):415-417We encountered a 73-year-old patient who presented with right upper abdominal pain and jaundice. On evaluation, he was found to have cholelithiasis with choledocholithiasis. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography was attempted, but during the procedure, the wire snapped and the dormia basket got retained in the common bile duct (CBD). Laparoscopic CBD exploration was performed and the basket with calculus was found impacted in the lower CBD. The basket was disengaged by holding its tip through another dorm...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Vaibhav Kumar Varshney KS Sreesanth Manish Gupta Pawan Kumar Garg Source Type: research

Mesh migration into the sigmoid colon after total extraperitoneal hernioplasty & #8211; Report of a case and review of the literature
We report the first case of mesh migration into the sigmoid colon after TEP presenting 10 years after surgery. A 72-year-old male presented with left iliac fossa pain and diffuse lump. His computed tomogram scan showed sigmoid colon adherent to internal oblique at the site of hernia repair with a collection containing air specks and calcification. A colonoscopy revealed mesh within the sigmoid colon. He had to undergo a sigmoidectomy with Hartmann's surgery for the same. Here, we discuss the implicated pathophysiology, management and prevention of mesh migration after laparoscopic inguinal hernioplasty with literature ...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Maitreyi Patel Chetan Shenoy Ganesh Nagarajan Vinod Chandiramani Source Type: research

Changing trends and outcomes associated with the adoption of minimally invasive pancreatic surgeries: A single institution experience with 150 consecutive procedures in Southeast Asia
Conclusion: The case volume of MIPS increased rapidly at our institution over the study period. Furthermore, although the indications for MIPS expanded to include more complex procedures in higher risk patients, there was no change in key perioperative outcomes. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Brian K Goh Tze Yi Low Ye Xin Koh Ser Yee Lee Jin-Yao Teo Juinn Huar Kam Prema Raj Jeyaraj Peng-Chung Cheow Pierce K Chow London L Ooi Alexander Y Chung Chung Yip Chan Source Type: research

Modified equipment for facilitating the transoral vestibular approach to endoscopic thyroidectomy
Conclusions: The use of modified equipment permitted shorter operation times. The time difference was not statistically significant but does represent a significant time-saving. The use of the modified equipment will simplify and speed up the learning process for novice endoscopic surgeons. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Piyapong Bamroong Pornthep Kasemsiri Cattleya Thongrong Kanokkarn Mahawerawat Siriwan Tongwiset Angkana Rachain Sirikarn Khaengraeng Source Type: research

Perioperative recovery in different urinary reconstruction approaches of radical cystectomy: Are the advantages of laparoscopy consistent ?
Conclusions: In the general and the elderly population, laparoscopic approach could result in more rapid rehabilitation for RC patients, especially in the IC patients. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhenhua Liu Yisen Meng Shaobo Li Wei Yu Jie Jin Source Type: research

Laparoscopic hybrid pyloromyotomy for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: A simplified technique
Conclusion: LHP is a simplified approach which is easy to learn and teach, improves safety and accuracy of the procedure. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Vikesh Agrawal Dhananjaya Sharma Himanshu Acharya Abhishek Tiwari Source Type: research

Prevalent bariatric dietary practices: Is India on the same page ?
Conclusion: Our study reflects that prevalent dietary practices among Indian bariatricians are in line with national and international guidelines. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ishitaa N Bhatia Amrit M Nasta Madhu R Goel Ramen G Goel Source Type: research

The effect of the body mass index on the short-term surgical outcomes of laparoscopic total gastrectomy: A propensity score-matched study
Conclusions: Despite the association with a longer operative time in the high BMI group, BMI had no significant effect on the surgical outcomes of LTG. LTG could be performed safely regardless of BMI. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Mamoru Miyasaka Yuma Ebihara Kimitaka Tanaka Yoshitsugu Nakanishi Toshimichi Asano Takehiro Noji Yo Kurashima Toru Nakamura Soichi Murakami Takahiro Tsuchikawa Keisuke Okamura Toshiaki Shichinohe Yoshihiro Murakami Katsuhiko Murakawa Fumitaka Nakamura Tak Source Type: research