Management of intra- and post-operative complications during TEM/TAMIS procedures. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Awareness and knowledge of TEM complications and their management can play an important role in their treatment and patient safety. Here, we present a review of the most important TEM series and their complication rates and describe various approaches to their management. PMID: 33433070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - January 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Evaluation of clinical efficacy of suture-fixation mucopexy in the treatment of prolapsed hemorrhoid.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with Milligan-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy, suture-fixation mucopexy is as effective in the treatment of prolapsed hemorrhoid, but it has more advantages in reducing postoperative pain and protecting the anal function. PMID: 33433071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - January 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Risk of anastomotic bleeding after left colectomy with preservation of inferior mesenteric artery for diverticular disease: preliminary results.
CONCLUSIONS: IMA preserving left colectomy seems to be associated with a higher risk of mostly selflimited anastomotic bleeding during recovery. BSLR seems to be effective in this group of patients. PMID: 33433072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - January 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Bottom-up suprapubic approach for robotic right colectomy: technical aspects and preliminary outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: Bottom-up approach for RRC with CME and IA carries a low rate of conversions, intraoperative and short-term postoperative complications. PMID: 33433073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - January 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Orthotopic liver transplantation for patients with end-stage alcohol-related liver disease and severe acute alcohol-related hepatitis: a concise review.
Authors: Caputo F, Testino G Abstract Worldwide, cirrhosis due to alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) is responsible for 0.9% of global deaths and 47.9% of cirrhosis-related deaths. End-stage ALD (ESALD) is the final condition of alcohol-related cirrhosis, and severe acute alcohol-related hepatitis (SAAH) is a distinct clinical syndrome associated with the consumption of large amounts of alcohol. In some cases, ESALD, and SAAH may need liver transplantation (LT). The severity of ESALD can improve after a few months (three months) of abstinence from alcohol, avoiding or delaying the need for LT. Conversely, patients...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - January 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Axillary observation alone versus sentinel node biopsy: past, present and future perspectives.
Authors: Di Micco R, Gentilini OD Abstract The evolution of axillary surgery in breast cancer has led from complete axillary dissection (AD) to sentinel node biopsy (SNB). It has not stopped yet but continues with a progressive de-escalation of surgical procedures aiming at axillary conservation. In parallel, the meaning of axillary surgery has changed as well. Over time, the dual role of both a therapeutic and a staging procedure has decreased leaving room to other modalities to treat and stage breast cancer. Although, the gold standard for axillary staging in early breast cancer remains SNB, the idea that axillar...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Axillary management after neoadjuvant treatment.
Authors: Montagna G, Corso G, Di Micco R, Van Den Rul N, Rocco N Abstract Since its introduction nearly 30 years ago, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has become the standard technique to stage the axilla for the great majority of patients with early breast cancer. While the accuracy of SLNB in clinically node-negative patients who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is similar to the upfront surgery setting, modifications of the technique to improve the false negative rate are necessary in node-positive patients at presentation. Currently, patients who present with matted nodes, cN1 patients who fail to downst...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Ongoing clinical trials on axillary management.
CONCLUSIONS: Although we have covered a long way in the journey of eliminating axillary surgery, there are still lots of questions to be answered and trials to be conducted. We anticipate the results of the ongoing trials to provide the necessary evidence to safely de-escalate more the axillary surgery, both in the non-neoadjuvant as well as in the neoadjuvant setting, hoping that in the not so far future the axillary surgery will eventually perish. PMID: 33345527 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Unexpected evolution of COVID-19 in a heart transplant patient with multimorbidity recently submitted to thoracic surgery.
Authors: Mangiameli G, Al Zreibi C, Caudron J, Arame A, Le Pimpec-Barthes F PMID: 33345528 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - December 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Minimally invasive surgery for abdominal wall defects: where are we now?
Authors: Guerrieri M PMID: 33210521 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia: retrospective comparison of TEP and TAPP procedures in a tertiary referral center.
This study is a retrospective comparative study, comparing TEP and TAPP in the treatment of groin hernias. All patients undergoing laparoscopic hernia repair from 2015 and 2020 at a large UK Hospital Trust with tertiary referral center, were considered as eligible for inclusion. The primary endpoint was rate of successful surgery defined as absence of recurrence and chronic pain at the end of the follow-up. Secondary endpoints were conversion rate (the switch from TEP to TAPP was considered as a conversion for the index procedure), need for admission, readmission rate, serious adverse events (including visceral injuries an...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Chevrel technique for ventral incisional hernia. Is it still an effective procedure?
CONCLUSIONS: Most of the objections to the Chevrel procedure focus on the parietal complications and risk of infection. Chevrel procedure cannot be considered an obsolete intervention, in our series, results were very satisfactory in both immediate and late follow-up; moreover this technique is safe and easy to perform. PMID: 33210523 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Minimally invasive repair of ventral hernia with one third of tackers and fibrin glue: less pain and same recurrence rate.
CONCLUSIONS: The reduction of metallic tackers associated with FA does not present statistically significant differences in the recurrence rate in comparison to conventional DC technique. In the intervention group a reduction in postoperative pain and hospital stay were observed. PMID: 33210524 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Laparoscopic repair of giant Morgagni hernia by direct suturing with V-Loc.
CONCLUSIONS: Transabdominal laparoscopic approach with primary closure of the diaphragmatic defect is a viable approach for the repair of Morgagni hernia. In our experience, the use of laparoscopic transabdominal suture fixed to the fascia allowed the closure of the defect laparoscopically with minimal tension on the repairs. PMID: 33210525 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Innovations in surgical treatment of rectus abdominis diastasis: a review of mini-invasive techniques.
Authors: Cuccurullo D, Guerriero L, Mazzoni G, Sandoval M, Tartaglia E Abstract Abdominal rectus diastasis (RD) is characterized by thinning and widening of the linea alba, combined with laxity of the ventral abdominal musculature. This condition is associated with bulging of abdominal content, and it is mostly acquired during pregnancy or obesity. Symptoms include pain and discomfort in the abdomen, musculoskeletal and uro-gynecological problems in addition to negative body image and impaired quality of life. In this review we present current knowledge on the novel surgical mini-invasive techniques for treatment o...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Emergency laparoscopic treatment of complicated parastomal hernias.
Authors: Vettoretto N, Caprioli M, Botteri E Abstract Parastomal hernia is not a rare event. Being by definition a complication of ostomy creation, a parastomal hernia also carries the risk of becoming symptomatic and complicated. At present, there are not enough solid data in literature to allow an evidence-based approach to this condition and to its possible complications, especially in the emergency setting. The aim of this paper is to describe through a narrative review of the literature the different surgical approaches concerning parastomal hernias. In order to exemplify the emergency complications we also pr...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

The management of "fragile" and suspected COVID-19 surgical patients during pandemic: an Italian single-center experience.
CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of our experience awake laparotomy under LA resulted feasible, safe, painless and, in specific cases, the only viable option. For patients presenting fragile cardiovascular and respiratory, reserves and in whom general anesthesia (GA) would presumably increase morbidity and mortality we encourage LA as an alternative to GA. In the COVID-19 era, it has become part of our ICU-preserving strategy allowing us to carry out undeferrable surgeries. PMID: 33210528 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Chirurgica)
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

Patient flow for the management of ostomy patients.
Authors: Maculotti D, Melis V, Roveron G, Spena PR, Villa G, Patient Flow Stoma Group Abstract Subjects undergoing ostomy are increasing and share a reduced quality of life. The patient flow (PF) is the pathway of a patient from hospital admission to discharge and should provide care appropriateness to the patient himself. In the recent literature no paper exists regarding the PF of the patient undergoing (intestinal or urinary) ostomy, which is the objective of the present article. This paper stems from the work done during the Educational Camp entitled "The Patient Flow in Stoma Care," which took place ...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

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