Sutureless energy-based wound closure: a step in the quest for trocar site hernia prevention.
CONCLUSIONS: Heat-induced collagen denaturation in this preliminary study was found to be safe and allowed better scarring of the healing port sites. We believe that this technology may offer a safe and efficient closure of laparoscopic trocar sites. More studies are needed to further evaluate the true effectiveness of this technology. Abbreviations: TSH: trocar site hernia; IACUC: institutional animal care and use committee. PMID: 33459096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

A study on safe forceps grip force for the intestinal tract using haptic technology.
CONCLUSIONS: A grip force of 15 N does not damage the small intestines of beagle dogs. PMID: 33463376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Wafer paper and ring-mounted polyglycolic acid sheet method for shielding artificial gastric floor.
CONCLUSIONS: The WaRP method is a simple and reliable means of PGA sheet delivery and placement that reduces the incidence of post-ESD hemorrhage. PMID: 33463391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Lymphadenectomy in endometrial cancer - achieving more with less?
Authors: Gitas G, Freytag D, Allahqoli L, Baum S, Rody A, Maass N, Dinas K, Laganà AS, Moawad G, Sotiriadis A, Alkatout I Abstract The lymph node status of patients with endometrial cancer is known to be a crucial determinant for the prognosis of the disease. It also provides the indication for further adjuvant treatment. The staging of endometrial cancer by surgery has been a controversial issue for more than 30 years. The significant complication rate after lymphadenectomy and the development of minimally invasive surgery have led to the use of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping. In the present revie...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes of over-the-scope clip for refractory gastrointestinal diseases.
We examined clinical outcomes of the deployed clips and long-term characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Of 47 patients with OTSC treatment, 35 with follow-up periods of ≥3 months were retrospectively examined. The indications were 11 bleedings, 17 perforations, and seven fistulas. The observation period was defined as medium-term (3 to
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Hysteroscopic management of endometrial polyps and submucous leiomyomas in women using a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.
CONCLUSION: Endometrial polyps and submucous leiomyomas can develop in LNG-IUS users, and this can cause irregular uterine bleeding. Hysteroscopic resection of these pathologies is a feasible method in the clinical management of symptoms. PMID: 33428484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Bilateral stenting for hilar biliary obstruction: a meta-analysis of side-by-side versus stent-in-stent.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that SIS bilateral stenting yields better rates of technical success than does SBS bilateral stenting in MHBO patients. PMID: 33433250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Design and performance evaluation of a powered stapler for gastrointestinal anastomosis.
CONCLUSION: The developed novel tissue conditioning procedure could reduce the pressure response of the intestine tissue samples. The proposed powered stapler proves effective for performing gastrointestinal anastomosis procedures. PMID: 33412971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

A case of maxillary cancer treated by intra-arterial therapy using a steerable microcatheter.
We report on a 69-year-old man with locally-advanced left maxillary sinus cancer who underwent treatment with intra-arterial chemoradiotherapy. Angiography showed that the main feeding arteries were the left maxillary artery and the ophthalmic artery, arising from the internal carotid artery. Due to acute branching of the ophthalmic artery, conventional microcatheters could not be inserted. Using a steerable microcatheter, we were able to repeatedly administer chemoradiotherapy via the ophthalmic artery. The tumor has mostly disappeared after intra-arterial chemoradiotherapy, and the patient is still alive two years after ...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Sepsis following hysteroscopic myomectomy.
Authors: Chua KJC, McLucas B Abstract Hysteroscopy and hysteroscopic myomectomy in general have low complication rates. Two patients underwent hysteroscopic myomectomy for prolapsing submucous myomas after UAE. The onset of prolapsing myoma occurred at varying times between completion of UAE and myomectomy, resulting in bacteremia for both patients. In Case 1, the patient recovered with intravenous antibiotic treatment. However, the patient in Case 2 had status improvement after undergoing an abdominal myomectomy, explorative laparotomy for removal of a necrotic myoma. Our two patient cases serve as a caution to cl...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - January 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Uterine rupture in pregnancy after hysteroscopic septum resection: a 20-year retrospective analysis.
CONCLUSION: Uterine rupture in pregnancy after a previous HSR is a very rare, but life-threatening event. Prompt diagnosis can ensure successful management and avoid adverse maternal-fetal outcomes. PMID: 33331203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - December 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Laparoscopic instrument for female surgeons: an innovative model for endoscopic purse-string suture.
Authors: Kono E, Taniguchi K, Lee SW, Ohdaira T, Uchiyama K Abstract Commercially available laparoscopic instruments are not designed for female surgeons. We redesigned the endoscopic flexible head purse-string suture instrument for improved use by female surgeons. The weight, total length, and diameter of the swing head handle and clump handle were reduced (786 to 565 g, 715 to 700 mm, 70 to 50 mm, and 30 to 25 mm, respectively). Stroke of the slide for firing and release of the lever was reduced from 92 to 83 mm. This is the first step toward an ergonomic surgical device that co...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - December 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Prevention of Petersen's hernia using jejunal mesentery fixing (Mefix).
Authors: Min JS, Jeong SH, Park JH, Kim TH, Hong SC, Jung EJ, Ju YT, Jeong CY, Lee JK, Park M, Lee YJ Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the 1 year incidence of Petersen's hernia between individuals who were treated with the jejunal mesentery fixing (Mefix) method and those with the closure of Petersen's space method. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected clinical data of patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancers with the closure of Petersen's space defect (N = 49) and Mefix (N = 26). The Mefix method was performed by fixing the...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - December 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Omnidirectional camera and head-mount display contribute to the safety of laparoscopic surgery.
CONCLUSION: An omnidirectional camera and HMD may be a useful new device for laparoscopic surgery. This system may help improve the safety of laparoscopic surgery. PMID: 33269643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - December 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Is it possible to continue academic teaching in surgery during the COVID pandemic era?
Authors: Arezzo A, Vignali A, Ammirati CA, Brodie R, Mintz Y Abstract In the era of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we critically appraised the literature by means of a systematic review on surgical education and propose an educational curriculum with the aid of available technologies. We performed a literature search on 10 May 2020 of Medline/PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar and major journals with specific COVID-19 sections. Articles eligible for inclusion contained the topic of education in surgery in the context of COVID-19. Specific questions we aimed to answer were: Is there any difference in surgica...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - November 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Angular needle tracker and stabilizer for image-guided interventions.
CONCLUSIONS: The accuracy was comparable with some commercially available solutions. The novel and low-cost needle tracking device may find a role as part of a real-time precision approach to both planning and implementation of image-guided therapies. PMID: 33207973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - November 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Comparison of clamping strategies in minimally invasive partial nephrectomy for cT1 tumors.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest AO clamping is safe and comparable to AV clamping. In our study, AO clamping was found to be superior to AV in terms of long-term eGFR preservation. PMID: 33155497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - November 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Repeat hepatic resection VS radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma: an updated meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: RFA is the first choice for recurrent HCC meeting Milan criteria. When it does not meet the Milan criteria, minimally invasive treatment should not be carried out at the cost of survival, and rHR should be the first choice. PMID: 33143517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - November 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Computed tomography-guided coil localization for scapular-blocked lung nodules.
CONCLUSIONS: The approach of CT-guided CL could be safely and easily utilized to facilitate high rates of success when conducting the VATS-guided wedge resection of SBLNs. PMID: 33140683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - November 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Embolization for acute arterial bleeding: use of the triaxial system and N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate.
CONCLUSION: TAE using the triaxial system with NBCA may be useful for acute arterial bleeding, especially in patients with hemorrhagic shock and coagulopathy. PMID: 33140983 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - November 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

A critical review of the safety of minimally invasive surgery in the era of COVID-19.
CONCLUSION: According to the available evidence and recommendations of different surgical societies, MIS may be used in the treatment of acute abdominal emergency. However, considerable caution should be taken to avoid the presumed risk of aerosolization of the virus particles during the procedure, which may expose the operating staff to the risk of COVID-19. PMID: 33107358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Office hysteroscopic metroplasty with diode laser for septate uterus: a multicenter cohort study.
CONCLUSION: Office hysteroscopic metroplasty for septate uterus using diode laser appears to be a feasible and safe alternative to other available techniques and has sufficient efficacy in terms of reproductive outcomes to be considered for further investigations. PMID: 33090039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Hysteroscopic and ultrasonographic evaluation of ulipristal acetate treatment for symptomatic myomas in premenopausal women: a prospective study.
This study aimed to analyze the effects of a six-month therapy with ulipristal acetate (UPA) on myoma size and endometrial thickness in premenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-four women undergoing conservative therapy with UPA were enrolled for this study. All women underwent transvaginal ultrasound evaluation to assess the endometrial thickness, and the number and size of myomas at the beginning and after six months. Hysteroscopy and biopsy were performed after six months, if necessary. RESULTS: After six months of treatment, sonographic examination showed a statistically significant (p 
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Mini-laparoscopic pyeloplasty to treat UPJO in infants.
CONCLUSIONS: Mini-laparoscopic pyeloplasty to treat UPJO in infants has the same early clinical efficacy and safety as open surgery, and this procedure has the advantages of fewer incisions, less pain, quicker recovery, and better cosmetic outcomes. PMID: 33016819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Near infrared fluorescence imaging of the urethra: a systematic review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that the use of a NIRF imaging technique is feasible and that it can contribute to prevent iatrogenic injury to the urethra. However, based on the limited available data, no solid conclusion can yet be drawn and further translation to the clinical practice is necessary. PMID: 33000653 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Robotic endoscopic submucosal dissection and full-thickness excision for laterally spreading tumors of the rectum.
Authors: Arezzo A, Forcignanò E, Morino M Abstract Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is technically demanding and time-consuming. Moreover, it bears a high risk of adverse events compared to other endoscopic methods, due to the lack of tissue manipulation. Robotic technology can significantly reduce the time of the procedure and increase the rate of complete resection for ESD. In the case of an unclear deep margin it allows to proceed to the full-thickness excision of the bowel wall. While the gain over transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is limited today, the longer systems currently under developm...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Endoscopic suturing and plication in the stomach for weight loss.
Authors: Jaruvongvanich V, Maselli DB, Matar R, Abu Dayyeh BK Abstract The prevalence of obesity has been increasing on a global scale. However, less than 1% of patients eligible for bariatric surgery actually undergo weight loss surgery. Endobariatric therapies (EBTs) have emerged to bridge the obesity treatment gap, as they are less invasive, highly effective, and more broadly applicable to patients with mild to moderate obesity. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and primary obesity surgery endoluminal are the two most promising EBTs, altering stomach physiologies mimicking bariatric surgery. This review focuses on ...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Effect of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer with N. O. S. E. on recovery and prognosis of patients.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery with NOSE for eligible patients with CRC was a feasible choice. PMID: 32940092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Subxiphoid versus intercostal video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung resection: a meta-analysis.
Authors: Mei LX, Wang YY, Chen Y, Dai L, Chen MW Abstract INTRODUCTION: To systematically evaluate the safety and advantages of subxiphoid approach video-assisted thoracic surgery (SA-VATS) compared with intercostal approach video-assisted thoracic surgery (IA-VATS) for lung resection, we conducted a meta-analysis of the current literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The literature search was conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Embase, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. RevMan 5.3 software was used to perform this meta-analysis. RESULTS: Eleven studies involving 934 patients were inc...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Same-day discharge protocol for laparoscopic treatment of adnexal disease: management and acceptance.
CONCLUSIONS: our experience demonstrates that the same-day discharge protocol for laparoscopic treatment of adnexal disease is safe and acceptable. PMID: 32921209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

The UroLift ® System for lower urinary tract obstruction: patient selection for optimum clinical outcome.
CONCLUSION: Patient-related selection criteria to optimise the UroLift® System clinical outcomes include age, Qmax, PVR urine, median lobe, PSA levels, prostate volume, IPSS and IIEF scores. The UroLift® System is safe and effective in moderate-to-severe BPH refractory to pharmacological treatments and avoids retrograde ejaculation. PMID: 32915085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Artificially induced pneumothorax with a Veress needle for cryoablation of renal cell carcinoma.
Authors: Maeda H, Kajiwara K, Yoshimatsu R, Yamanishi T, Minamiguchi H, Karashima T, Inoue K, Awai K, Yamagami T Abstract Thermal ablative techniques are used increasingly to treat renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Percutaneous cryoablation of tumors at the upper pole of the kidney may result in pulmonary damage due to the intervening lung parenchyma. We treated two patients with RCC in the upper pole of the kidney by inducing pneumothorax with a pneumoperitoneum needle before proceeding to percutaneous cryoablation. The procedures, performed under computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy guidance, resulted in complete tumor...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Assessment of laparoscopic versus open distal pancreatectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Application of the International Study Group on Pancreatic Fistula (2017) criteria in this meta-analysis showed that LDP had surgical outcomes comparable with those of ODP. However, LDP has the benefits of causing a relatively lower estimated blood loss, a small number of total complications, and a shorter hospital stay. We, however, note that further high-quality and controlled trials are required to comprehensively compare these treatments. PMID: 32903097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Intraperitoneal ultrasound scan by culdotomy before laparoscopic ovarian resection: a novel approach.
We describe a novel technique of intraperitoneal ultrasound scan by culdotomy before laparoscopic ovarian resection. To preserve the ovarian parenchyma in a recurrence of serous borderline ovarian tumor, a usual transvaginal ultrasound probe was introduced into the abdominal cavity, covered by a sterile bag, through posterior colpotomy. The pelvis was filled with saline solution and the ultrasound imaging was performed allowing the identification of tumor margins. After precise cystectomy, the tumor was delivered within the endo bag, through the posterior colpotomy. This new approach may be a feasible, effective and cheap ...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Evaluation of a stand-alone robotic camera holding system: technology that improves laparoscopy.
We present our experience with this device and compare it to human camera holders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study design included an initial training period followed by a non-randomized allocation between robotic and human camera holder cohort. Data included set up time, ergonomics and usability (via nurse, surgeon and camera holder questionnaire) and image stability recorded via the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), describing linear acceleration (in unit gravity [g]) and horizontal acceleration (Angular Velocity in rad/s). RESULTS: Twenty-six patients were equally divided between human and robotic camera holders...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Comparison of single-port vs. two-port VATS technique for primary spontaneous pneumothorax.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with two-port VATS, single-port VATS for PSP showed more favorable results in terms of postoperative paresthesia and pain. The single-port procedure may be considered a good alternative to the standard thoracoscopic treatment of PSP. Abbreviations: VATS: Video-assisted thoracic surgery; PSP: primary spontaneous pneumothorax. PMID: 32852262 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Severe direct and indirect complications of morcellation after hysterectomy or myomectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a small risk of intraoperative complications or unexpected malignancy following morcellation, provided the surgeon adheres to regular surgical standards. In patients with a normal size uterus, TLH could be preferred over LASH to avoid morcellation. PMID: 32762476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) in the management of oesophageal perforations and post-operative leaks.
CONCLUSION: In selected patients EVT is a safe, valuable tool for the management of a spectrum of oesophageal wall defects, with the potential to reduce associated morbidity and mortality. While this work significantly expands upon the UK reported experience of EVT, we outline the requirement for a national, prospective registry of EVT use in oesophageal leaks and perforations. ABBREVIATIONS: AL: anastomotic leak; CRP: C-reactive protein; CT: computed tomography; EVT: endoscopic vacuum therapy; HES: hospital episode statistics; OGD: oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy; SEMS: oesophageal stenting with self-expanding stents; U...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Effects of irreversible electroporation on femoral nerves in a rabbit model.
CONCLUSION: Nerve tissue injury with transient functional impairment can occur after IRE. However, endoneurial and epineurial extracellular matrix were preserved with Schwann cell regeneration, which could lead to regeneration of nerve tissues within eight weeks. PMID: 32744129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Upstaging nodal status in colorectal cancer using ex vivo fluorescence sentinel lymph node mapping: preliminary results.
CONCLUSIONS: The ex vivo SLN fluorescence-based detection in CRC was confirmed to be easy to perform and reliable. In this preliminary results report of an ongoing study, the SLN assay was congruent with the nodal status, as confirmed by histological investigations. PMID: 32734804 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

MRI-guided lumbar spinal injections with body-mounted robotic system: cadaver studies.
CONCLUSION: The robot-assisted approach is able to provide more accurate and reproducible cannula placements than the freehand procedure, as well as to reduce the number of insertion attempts. PMID: 32729771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous coaxial biopsy combined with microwave ablation for the treatment of renal masses.
CONCLUSIONS: CT-guided percutaneous coaxial biopsy combined with MWA might be an effective option for the diagnosis and treatment of renal masses in selected patients. PMID: 32720829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Mini-plus percutaneous setting in total laparoscopic hysterectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: The preliminary data suggest that MpPc approach is a feasible and safe surgical modality for total laparoscopic hysterectomy. PMID: 32723200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery (ERABS) protocol implementation in a laparoscopic center.
Authors: Navarro-Martínez S, Sebastián-Tomás JC, Diez Ares JÁ, Peris Tomás N, Periañez Gómez MD, Martínez Mas E, Trullenque Juan R, Armañanzas Villena E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery (ERABS) protocols consist of a combination of several preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative methods for the management of the surgical patient. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the ERABS protocol on length of hospital stay (LOS) and postoperative complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of pa...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Platelet-rich plasma PRP vs. absorbable mesh as cruroplasty reinforcement: a study on an animal model.
CONCLUSIONS: No residual materials or evidence of anatomical distortion were found. Animal model was safe and reliable. This is the first report of complete absorption of Bio-A® positioned on crural area. HP results suggest the clinical application of PRP in HHR as a promising co-adjuvant to local remodeling and healing. Abbreviations: ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists; AB: Alcian Blue; PAS: Periodic Acid-Schiff; CP: platelet concentrate; fPC: filtered plasma concentrate; GERD: gastro-esophageal reflux disease; HSA: hiatal surface area; HHR: hiatal hernia repair; HP: histopathological; HH: hiatal hernia; HE: h...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Thermal ablation assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for clinical T1b renal tumors.
CONCLUSIONS: Thermal ablation assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is a safe, effective nephron-sparing treatment which provides acceptable results for selective cT1b renal tumors. PMID: 32687004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

A study of the "Swiss-roll" folding method for placement of self-gripping mesh in TAPP.
CONCLUSIONS: The "Swiss-roll" folding method facilitates self-gripping mesh placement without increasing the incidence of complications and recurrences in TAPP. PMID: 32677486 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Arterioureteral fistula: overview of clinical characteristics, endovascular management, and outcomes.
CONCLUSION: AUF should be confirmed through a purposeful iliac angiogram or ureterography when suspected based on a relevant history or CT findings. AUF can be successfully treated by endovascular management. The surgical option should be considered in cases of recurrence. Abbreviations: AUF: arterioureteral fistula; CIA: common iliac artery; DJ: double J; EIA: external iliac artery; IIA: internal iliac artery; NBCA: N-butyl cyanoacrylate; PCN: percutaneous nephrostomy. PMID: 32678715 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Minilaparoscopic single-site bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: a scarless prophylactic procedure.
We present the first case of minilaparoscopic single-site bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) performed as a risk-reducing procedure in a 39-year-old woman presenting with BRCA-1 mutation. Surgery was performed using only minilaparoscopic instruments inserted alternatively through two 3-mm umbilical trocars placed one next to the other. Following the BSO, specimens were retrieved within an endobag through the posterior vaginal fornix. No intraoperative or postoperative complications occurred. The patient was discharged home on the day of surgery. Thirty-day postoperative clinical evaluation was uneventful. In selected pa...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastroenterostomy for gastric outlet obstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Although EUS-GE and SGJ had similar clinical success rates, EUS-GE had a lower complication rate. EUS-GE is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive choice for patients with GOO. PMID: 32672479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research