Emergency surgery in the time of Coronavirus: the pandemic effect.
CONCLUSIONS: The COVID pandemic has caused major changes in daily clinical practice, especially in areas such as Emergency. This has led to a temporary reduction and changes in the flow of patients to the emergency room, with implications also for emergency surgical activities. PMID: 33179465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided technique versus ultrasound with nerve stimulation technique for obturator nerve block in transurethral resection of bladder tumors under spinal anesthesia: a meta-analysis.
Authors: Feng D, Wang Z, Yang Y, Li A, Wei W PMID: 33179466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

A strategy to guarantee oncological surgical care during the COVID-19: the public and private healthcare partnership.
Authors: Giordano A, Forasassi L, Galli S PMID: 33179467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Intraoperative lymph nodes status evaluation and lymphadenectomy in pancreaticoduodenectomy: surgical considerations based on the current literature.
Authors: Zizzo M, Tumiati D, Mereu F, Castro Ruiz C, Biolchini F, Zanelli M, Sanguedolce F, Annessi V PMID: 33179468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Surgical management protocol during the COVID-19 pandemic in an Italian non-referral center.
CONCLUSIONS: The present protocol proved to be safe and useful to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection before and after surgery for both patients and stuff. The pandemic was responsible for the reduction in number of procedures performed, anyway for the oncologic surgery a statistically significant volume reduction in comparison to 2019 was not observed. PMID: 33179469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Revascularization of iatrogenic intraoperative injury to a major artery during hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery: a single-center experience in China.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of an optimal repair method for injured arteries based on their location and extent resulted in a satisfactory outcome. PMID: 33161698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Does the learning curve in robotic rectal cancer surgery impact circumferential resection margin involvement and reoperation rates? A risk-adjusted cumulative sum analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This study found a continued significant decrease in CRM involvement and reoperation rates throughout the learning curve in robotic rectal cancer surgery. PMID: 33161699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Ventral hernia repair in bariatric patients.
This article will briefly review the impact of obesity on the natural history of hernia, its associated complication, management strategies and outcome. PMID: 33161700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

The impact of the surgical technique on stenosis after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a single center study on 5235 patients.
CONCLUSIONS: fixation of the gastric tube to the pre-pancreatic fascia and stapler line's over-sewn running suture during LSG, introduced lately, are beneficial in preventing the postoperative functional stenosis of the LSG, contributing to the improvement of the patient's quality of life. PMID: 33161701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Thulium Cyber Laser-assisted Uniportal thoracoscopic resection of a pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer.
Authors: Lococo F, Iaffaldano A, Zanfrini E, Pogliani L, Tabacco D, Sassorossi C, Mazzarella C, Margaritora S PMID: 33006450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - October 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Concomitant hiatal hernia repair during bariatric surgery: does the reinforcement make the difference?
Authors: Boru CE, Termine P, Antypas P, Iossa A, Ciccioriccio MC, De Angelis F, Micalizzi A, Silecchia G Abstract BACKGROUND: Hiatal hernia repair (HHR) is still controversial during bariatric procedures, especially in case of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). AIMS: to report the long-term results of concomitant HHR, evaluating the safety and efficacy of posterior cruroplasty (PC), simple or reinforced with biosynthetic, absorbable Bio-A® mesh (Gore, USA). Primary endpoint: PC's failure, defined as symptomatic HH recurrence, nonresponding to medical treatment and requiring revisional surgery. METHO...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - October 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Axillary surgery in breast cancer: evolution and de-escalation.
Authors: Veronesi P, Ghidinelli F, Corso G PMID: 33006452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - October 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Advantages of intraoperative nerve monitoring in endoscopic thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma.
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) for reducing the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury risk during central compartment lymph node dissection in endoscopic thyroidectomy of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). METHODS: The prospective cohort consisted of 69 patients diagnosed with PTC undergoing endoscopic thyroidectomy via the areola approach with (n=42) or without IONM (n=27). Multiple logistic regression models were used to assess the association between IONM and postoperative temporary vocal cord palsy or number of retrieved lymph nodes. RES...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Urinary catheter in colorectal surgery. Current practices and improvements in order to allow prompt removal: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Management of UC in colon and rectal surgery varies widely. There is clearly room for improvement in UC management, but needs to be thoroughly assessed in randomized multicenter studies. PMID: 32975383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Limberg flap for the management of pilonidal sinus reduces disease recurrence compared to Karydakis and Bascom procedure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: LF seems to have clinical advantage over Karydakis and Bascom procedure in terms of reduced recurrence rate following surgical excision of pilonidal sinus. Although, this advantage was clinically persisted on subgroup analysis but failed to achieve statistical significance. PMID: 32975384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Midline incision as specimen extraction site: always to avoid? Single center experience about the use of enlarged umbilical trocar access.
Authors: Botteri E, Turolo C, Caprioli M, Vettoretto N Abstract By the years several locations for specimen extraction site (SES) during laparoscopic surgery for colorectal disease have been proposed and many studies have focused their attention on outcomes and complications, but the 'best' SES has not yet been found. In this paper we describe our experience using the enlargement of umbilical trocar access as SES during laparoscopic colorectal surgery: at the end of the intracorporal phase we remove Hasson's trocar from the umbilicus, therefore the skin and fascial incision is enlarged up to 5-6 cm. In our work we ...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Operative vs non operative management in acute surgical diseases during Covid-19 pandemic: a 30 days experience from an Italian hospital in Lombardy.
Authors: Spalluto M, Bevilacqua E, Baldazzi G, Cassini D Abstract The spread of Covid-19 pandemic have determined a huge imbalance between real clinical needs of the population and effective resources availability. The aim of this study is to report how this situation forces surgeons to consider a nonoperative management as an alternative choice. This is a retrospective monocentric study and we collected data from 60 patients, splitted in two groups: info from Group A, 28 patients (March 11th to April 11th 2020) were compared with info from Group B, 32 patients (March 11th to April 11th 2019). The most relevant dif...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

WhatsApp video call communication between oncological patients and their families during Covid-19 outbreak.
CONCLUSIONS: WhatsApp is a safe and fast technology, it offers the opportunity to facilitate clinical communications, reduce stress, improve patient security, obtain clinical and psychological positive implications in patient's care preserving their privacy in the COVID-19 emergency period. PMID: 32975387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Intramesorectal o total mesorectal excision for ulcerative colitis: what is better for the patient?
Authors: Carannante F, Mazzotta E, Mascianá G, Caricato M, Capolupo G PMID: 32975388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Sentinel node biopsy in conservative surgery for breast cancer: a changing role in clinical practice.
This study explores the current role of SLNB in BC patients eligible for BCS, providing a view into future directions in BC care. PMID: 32975389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Covid-19 and acute perforated diverticulitis: management and surgical timing.
Authors: Costanzi A, Monteleone M, Confalonieri M, Colletti G, Frattaruolo C, Magni C, Corizia L, Fingerhut A PMID: 32975390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - September 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Outcomes of reoperation for hepatolithiasis with 3D imaging individualized preoperative planning technique: a single-center experience.
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of preoperative individualized surgical planning with three-dimensional (3D) imaging technique for reoperation of hepatolithiasis. METHODS: This was a retrospective matched case-control study. From January 2011 to December 2018, 56 patients receiving reoperation according to the individualized preoperative plan based on 3D imaging at our center were included (group A). Meanwhile, 54 patients receiving traditional imaging guided reoperation matched by age, gender and distribution of hepatobiliary stones to each case were selected as controls (group B). The perioperative and l...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

TNM: a simple classification system for complicated intra-abdominal sepsis after acute appendicitis.
CONCLUSIONS: TNM classification is very easy to use; it helps to define the mortality risk and is useful to objectively compare patients with sepsis. PMID: 32773736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Effects of different anesthesia and analgesia on cellular immunity and cognitive function of patients after surgery for esophageal cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The intraoperative general anesthesia combined with thoracic epidural anesthesia and postoperative epidural analgesia may reduce adverse effect on cellular immune and cognitive functions of patients undergoing thoracotomy for EsC. PMID: 32773737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of injection treatment after internal urethrotomy on the prevention of stricture recurrence: a network meta-analysis.
Authors: Xu F, Guan Y, Xue L, Lan X, Gao K, Chong T PMID: 32773738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Prevention of withdrawal symptoms in alcoholic patients with head and neck cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: It is important to know the early withdrawal syndrome to assess the ideal treatment. We propose a personal protocol to present this complication. PMID: 32773739 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Antinflammatory effect of Levorag ® (THD) Emulgel on radiation proctocolitis around a colo-anal anastomosis: an innovative case report.
Antinflammatory effect of Levorag® (THD) Emulgel on radiation proctocolitis around a colo-anal anastomosis: an innovative case report. Minerva Chir. 2020 Aug 06;: Authors: Di Trapani B, Gagliardo CM, Bargiggia C, Tomasini S, Molinelli B, Feo M, Ciulla A, Carini F, Tomasello G PMID: 32773740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Finding a way for airway: a retrospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that the old concept of securing the airway in difficult situation by tracheostomy should be revised. PMID: 32773741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Altemeir procedure in a singular case of irreducible total rectal prolapse: technical notes and literature review.
Authors: Zappalà A, Vacante M, Reina GA, Reina C, Mascali D, Piazza D, Biondi A, Piazza VG PMID: 32773742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Frequency of postoperative atrial fibrillation and related parameters in patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy for obesity.
CONCLUSIONS: The most important determinants of postoperative AF are age, LAd and basal BMI. Therefore, morbidly obese patients with LAd>40mm, BMI>43kg/m2 and>50-years of age should be followed up more closely for postoperative AF development and preoperative precautions should be taken to prevent AF development. PMID: 32773743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Hernia surgery in the COVID-19 era: special attention is needed?
Authors: Chiari D PMID: 32773744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

The youngest case of ovarian germ cell tumor in a Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome.
Authors: Pellegrino C, Contini G, Frediani S, Aloi IP, Pardi V, Inserra A PMID: 32773745 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

De Garengeot hernia, still an elusive clinical entity.
Authors: Tagliabue F, Galassi L, Guerrazzi G, Giussani M, Mariani P PMID: 32773746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Bladder cancer following renal transplantation: experiences with radical cystectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy.
Authors: Panarello D, Quaglia M, Mantica G, Cantaluppi V, Krengli M, Volpe A, Terrone C PMID: 32773747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Possible impact of COVID-19 on gastric cancer surgery in Italy.
Authors: Rosa F, Alfieri S PMID: 32773748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Management of surgical working in an Italian neighborhood hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We present here our experience in a neighborhood hospital located in Milan, Italy. PMID: 32773749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Laparoscopic diastasis recti abdominis and midline hernia repair.
CONCLUSIONS: A laparoscopic approach to midline hernias associated to DRA is feasible and reproducible. It is necessary future prospective studies on larger numbers to improve knowledge on the management of DRA. PMID: 32773750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Laparoscopic vaginal lateral suspension: technical aspects and initial experience.
CONCLUSIONS: The diagnosis and management of pelvic organ prolapse are further complicated by what is considered "successful" treatment. Laparoscopic vaginal suspension is a feasible surgical procedure for one-stage treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. PMID: 32773751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Oesophageal perforation due to difficult intubation: our experience and review of literature.
Authors: Battistella E, Pomba L, Merigliano S, Toniato A PMID: 32773752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

The actual management of colorectal liver metastases.
Authors: Pérez-Santiago L, Dorcaratto D, Garcés-Albir M, Muñoz-Forner E, Huerta Álvaro M, Roselló Keranën S, Sabater L Abstract Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequent cancers in the world and between 50% and 60% of patients will develop colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) during the course of the disease. There have been great improvements in the management of CRLM during the last decades. The combination of modern chemotherapeutic and biological systemic treatments with aggressive surgical resection strategies is currently the base for the treatment of patients conside...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Congenital tracheal diverticulum: from clinical aspects to treatment.
Authors: Mangiameli G, Alzreibi C, Arame A, Le Pimpec-Barthes F PMID: 32773754 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Updates in bariatric surgery guidelines. What's new?
Authors: Iossa A, Carrano FM, De Angelis F, Boru CE, Di Lorenzo N, Silecchia G PMID: 32773755 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Bariatric surgery for patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and/or hiatus hernia.
CONCLUSIONS: Though RYGB is the best anti reflux procedure it is associated with significant higher morbidity/mortality as compared to SG and OAGB. These two procedures can be used in the majority of patients with GORD and/or HH seeking BMS with an acceptance that some patients will need conversion to RYGB in the long term. PMID: 32773756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Efficacy of different treatment of 134 cases of cesarean scar pregnancy.
Authors: Zhang W, Liu Y, Jiang Y, Yuan X, Sheng X Abstract BACKGROUND: To compare the clinical efficacy of different methods for treating cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). METHODS: The clinical data of 134 patients diagnosed with CSP in the Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University were retrospectively analyzed. Grouped by treatment plan: pretreatments +ultrasound guided Curettage group (group A), pretreatments+ laparotomy (group B). Group A was sub-grouped according to the pretreatments: ultrasound guided uterine evacuation (A1), uterine arterial embolism (UAE) + ultrasound guided uterine evacuati...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - July 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

The yield, effectiveness and safety of gastroscopy in management of early postbariatric upper gastrointestinal pain.
Authors: Mari A, Khoury T, Daud G, Lubany A, Safadi M, Sbeit W, Pellicano R, Mahamid M Abstract BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are prevalent among patients after -bariatric surgeries. Gastroscopy is an important procedure to investigate symptoms. Our primary aim was to evaluate the yield, effectiveness and safety of gastroscopy procedure obtained in a 3-months period after bariatric operation for exploring upper GI symptoms origin. METHODS: Single center, retrospective study at the EMMS Nazareth Hospital from 2010 to 2018. All patients who underwent gastric-bypass (either Roux-en-Y[R-en-Y] or ...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - June 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Acute abdominal pain in older adults: a clinical and diagnostic challenge.
CONCLUSIONS: A systematic approach based on the organization of differential diagnoses into categories, may provide a helpful framework by the combined use of history-taking, physical examination, and results of diagnostic studies. In elderly patients admitted to the emergency department, a crucial role is played by a prompt use of radiological investigations in order to discriminate between older subjects admitted to the emergency department with abdominal pain and pathological cases requiring immediate surgical treatment. PMID: 32550726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - June 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Acute diverticulitis: old challenge, current trends, open questions.
Authors: Costi R, Annicchiarico A, Morini A, Romboli A, Zarzavadjian Le Bian A, Violi V Abstract Acute diverticulitis (AD) is an increasing issue for health systems worldwide. As accuracy of clinical symptoms and laboratory examinations is poor, a pivotal role in preoperative diagnosis and severity assessment is played by CT scan. Several new classifications trying to adapt the intraoperative Hinchey's classification to preoperative CT findings have been proposed, but none really entered clinical practice. Treatment of early AD is mostly conservative (antibiotics) and may be administered in outpatients in selected ...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - June 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

The effect of bupivacaine on postoperative pain following thyroidectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Jiang Y, Zhang Z, Liang B, Xu S, Ye Y, Chen R, Li Y, Yu M, Zou Z Abstract INTRODUCTION: Thyroid surgery, which is usually followed by moderate postoperative pain, has gained increasing attention in recent years. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effect of prophylactic bupivacaine on postoperative pain following thyroidectomy. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched the PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases for specific keywords. RevMan 5.0 and Stata 12.0 software were used to perform meta-analyses. The endpoints were postoperative pain, rescue analgesi...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - June 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

The effect of a simple simulator on the application of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration in a low volume center.
CONCLUSIONS: LCBDE simulator can improve the application in a low volume center, and help to increase the utilization of this effective, one stage treatment for choledocholithiasis and reduce the need for costlier ERCP. PMID: 32456389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - May 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

The ratio of the length from the incisor to the tumor to the height predict recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph node metastasis in patients with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: LH is a useful predictive tool in the evaluation of RLN LN metastasis for esophageal cancer. The present findings support the result that LH can be an indicator of RLN LN dissection. PMID: 32456390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - May 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research