Feasibility and safety of the posterior retroperitoneoscopic approach in the resection of aortocaval and infrarenal paraganglioma: a single-center experience
ConclusionThe PRA for aortocaval and infrarenal PGL resection is feasible and safe. Additional data analysis and long-term follow-up are needed in the future. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - August 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Does precutting prior to endoscopic piecemeal resection of large colorectal neoplasias reduce local recurrence? A KASID multicenter study
ConclusionPrecutting prior to EPMR did not significantly reduce the local recurrence rate or the number of resected pieces. Histologically complete resection, reducing the number of pieces, and prophylactic APC seem to be important in terms of reducing local recurrence. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - August 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic surgery with extracorporeal anastomosis for transverse colon cancer: comparison of triangulating anastomosis with functional end-to-end anastomosis
ConclusionThe short- and long-term outcome rates were acceptable in both groups. Specific attempts to prevent complications are required for each anastomotic procedure. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - August 2, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Optimizing Bariatric Surgery outcomes: the impact of preoperative elevated hemoglobin A1c levels on composite perioperative outcome measures
AbstractIntroductionThe use of bariatric surgery in the management of obesity and its related morbidity has significantly increased in the US over the past decade. There is a lack of data on the impact of optimal preoperative glycemic control on the morbidity and mortality following bariatric surgery. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of hemoglobin (Hb) A1c  >  7 on outcomes among patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or sleeve gastrectomy (SG).MethodsData were extracted from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (2017) and limited to ...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Evaluation of a remote-controlled laparoscopic camera holder for basic laparoscopic skills acquisition: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsRemote-controlled camera holders have demonstrated the potential to significantly benefit intra-operative performance and surgical experience where camera movement is minimal. Future high-quality studies are needed to evaluate RCHs in clinical practice.Trial registrationISRCTN 83733979 (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The risk of female-specific cancer after bariatric surgery in the state of New York
This study aimed to assess the impact of bariatric interventions on the development of endometrial, ovarian and breast cancer.MethodsThe New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database was used to identify all female patients without a pre-existing cancer diagnosis who had a diagnosis of obesity between 2006 and 2012. The risk of having female-specific cancer diagnosis in patients who underwent bariatric surgery were compared with those who had no bariatric interventions using multivariable proportional sub-distribution hazard regression analysis. Subsequent cancer diagnoses were followed up to 2016.Re...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Robotic “Double Loop” Roux-en-Y gastric bypass reduces the risk of postoperative internal hernias: a prospective observational study
ConclusionsIn the present study, the robotic approach confirms the low complication rate and absence of IH after “Double Loop” RA-RYGB in a large case-series at a medium-term follow-up. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Are laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs truly comparable?: A propensity-matched study in large ventral hernias
AbstractBackgroundThe merits of laparoscopic (LVHR) and open preperitoneal ventral hernia repair (OPPVHR) have been debated for more than 2 decades. Our aim was to determine peri-operative and long-term outcomes in large hernias.MethodsA prospective, institutional database at a tertiary hernia center was queried for patients undergoing LVHR and OPPVHR. One-to-one propensity score matching was performed for hernia defect size and follow-up.ResultsThree hundred and fifty-two LVHR and OPPVHR patients were identified with defect sizes closely matched between laparoscopic (182.0  ± 110.0 cm2) and open repai...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Simultaneous multipurpose fluorescence imaging with IRDye ® 800BK during laparoscopic surgery
AbstractBackgroundIRDye ® 800BK is a fluorophore, currently undergoing clinical translation, which has both biliary and renal clearance. To date, there is no description of a fluorophore, which can be simultaneously used for non-invasive, near-infrared fluorescence-based (NIRF) visualization of different structures and pe rfusion evaluation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate IRDye® 800BK for the simultaneous assessment of bowel perfusion, lymphography, ureter and bile duct delineation.MethodsSix pigs received a 0.15  mg/kg dye as a single bolus intravenous injection (IV). With the FLER (fluorescence-ba...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Motion analysis for better understanding of psychomotor skills in laparoscopy: objective assessment-based simulation training using animal organs
This article was updated to correct the labeling of Fig. 6. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Association of laparoscopic colectomy versus open colectomy on the long ‑term health‑related quality of life of colon cancer survivors
A correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-021-08557-0 (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
This article was updated to correct the spelling of Jamil Suleiman ’s name in the author listing and Disclosures. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Acute urinary retention rates following early removal or no placement in colon and rectal surgery: a single-center analysis
ConclusionDeferral or early removal of urinary catheters is safe and feasible following colorectal surgery without a significant increase in AUR. Avoiding prolonged indwelling urinary catheterization may decrease associated complications such as UTI and hospital length of stay. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Effect of preoperative diet regimen on liver size before laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients
This study evaluates the effect of preoperative very-lowcalorie diet (VLCD) in patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG).MethodsThis prospective study included patients scheduled for LSG stratified into two groups, Diet Group (n = 183) who followed a preoperative VLCD regimen for three weeks and underwent assessment of the liver lobes span before and after regimen, and Control Group (n = 138) who underwent sonographic assessment once before surgery and were operated upon without diet. The outcome measures were the impact of preoperative diet on the liver span, intraoperative comp...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Comparison of endoscopic therapies for rectal neuroendocrine tumors: endoscopic submucosal dissection with myectomy versus endoscopic submucosal dissection
ConclusionsWhen compared with ESD, ESD-ME resulted in a higher histological complete resection rate, had a similar complication rate, and took similar time to perform. ESD-ME can be considered an effective and safe resection method for rectal NETs  
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Redo fundoplication and early Roux-en-Y diversion for failed fundoplication: a 3-year single-center experience
ConclusionsRNY diversion, if performed by experienced hands and at an earlier point of disease progression, has comparable perioperative morbidity to RF and should be considered as a feasible and safe option for definitive treatment of failed antireflux surgery. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes of transanal endoscopic microsurgery for clinical complete response after neoadjuvant treatment in T2-3 rectal cancer
ConclusionOur experience has shown significant rates of ypT0 and ypT1 associated with excellent long-term results. Performing TEM to treat T2-3N0 rectal cancer after CRT and cCR appears to be an oncologically safe and effective procedure. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pre- and post-procedure risk prediction models for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis
ConclusionsWe developed and validated pre-ERCP and post-ERCP risk prediction models. In the latter, the high-risk group had a higher risk of PEP development than the low- or intermediate-risk groups. Our study findings will help clinicians stratify patient risk for the development of PEP. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Evaluation of a novel universal robotic surgery virtual reality simulation proficiency index that will allow comparisons of users across any virtual reality simulation curriculum
ConclusionA universal skill-based performance index (MPI©) was calculated and found to be a reliable tool that could be used to identify relative proficiency among students in different robotic surgery VR Simulation curriculums. An individual user ’s proficiency can be utilized to identify a student’s progress in a given curriculum. Future studies of MPI© will determine if machine learning can provide timely personalized feedback to the user. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

SAGES consensus recommendations on an annotation framework for surgical video
ConclusionsWhile additional work remains to achieve accepted standards for video annotation in surgery, the consensus recommendations on a general framework for annotation presented here lay the foundation for standardization. This type of framework is critical to enabling diverse datasets, performance benchmarks, and collaboration. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Colonic displacement as a marker of endoscopic skill: development of a novel tool for endoscopy training
ConclusionAttending physicians advance the scope during colonoscopy in a manner that results in significantly less colonic displacement than resident trainees. Although prior studies have shown a difference in force application between endoscopists and inexperienced students, ours is the first to differentiate across varying degrees of endoscopic skill. Future studies will define metrics for incorporation into endoscopic training curricula, focusing on techniques that encourage safety and comfort for patients. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescent cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy using RUBINA ™ technology: preliminary experience in two pediatric surgery centers
ConclusionOur preliminary experience suggested that the new RUBINA ™ technology was very effective to perform ICG-FC during LC in pediatric patients. The advantages of this technology include the possibility to overlay the ICG-NIRF data onto the standard white light image and provide surgeons a constant fluorescence imaging of the target anatomy to assess positio n of critical biliary structures or presence of anatomical anomalies and safely perform the operation. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Delayed cholecystectomy following endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography is not associated with worse surgical outcomes
ConclusionDelayed cholecystectomy following ERCP is not associated with worse peri-operative outcomes and can facilitate more day-case surgery. However, early cholecystectomy can significantly reduce readmissions with gallstone-related symptoms and its associated hospital stay. Post-ERCP complications lead to a difficult cholecystectomy. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Endoscopic gallbladder drainage for symptomatic gallbladder disease: a cumulative systematic review meta-analysis
AbstractBackgroundEndoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided transmural or endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC)-based transpapillary drainage may provide alternative treatment strategies for high-risk surgical candidates with symptomatic gallbladder (GB) disease. The primary aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy and safety of endoscopic GB drainage for patients with symptomatic GB disease.MethodsSearches of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were performed in accordance with PRISMA and MOOSE guidelines. Pooled proportions were calculate...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Do postoperative telemedicine interventions with a communication feature reduce emergency department visits and readmissions? —a systematic review and meta-analysis
DiscussionThis review fails to demonstrate a clear reduction ED visits and readmissions to support use of a telemedicine intervention across the board. This may be in part explained by significant heterogeneity in the proportions of potentially preventable visits in each surgical specialty. As such, targeting interventions to specific surgical settings may prove most useful. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Artificial intelligence-based automated laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgical phase recognition and analysis
ConclusionA deep-learning model based on multiple centers data can identify phases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy with a high degree of accuracy. With continued refinements, artificial intelligence could be utilized in huge data surgery analysis to achieve clinically relevant future applications. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Qin ’s seven steps for endoscopic selective lateral neck dissection via the chest approach in patients with papillary thyroid cancer: experience of 35 cases
ConclusionThe Qin ’s seven steps for performing endoscopic selective LND could be safely used in PTC patients with lateral lymph node metastasis. Satisfactory results were achieved in the short-term follow-up period. We recommend the use of Qin’s seven steps for PTC patients who are not desirous of neck scar. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Sustaining a laparoscopic program in resource-limited environments: results and lessons learned over 13 years in Botswana
ConclusionThe laparoscopic cholecystectomy program in Botswana initially established between 2006 and 2012 has moved into its sustainability phase, characterized by increased usage of laparoscopy and greater independent operating by local surgeons, all while maintaining patient safety. Sustaining a laparoscopic program in resource-limited environments has particular challenges which may differ from country to country. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

EAES rapid guideline: appendicitis in the elderly
ConclusionsThis rapid guideline provides evidence-informed trustworthy recommendations on the diagnosis and management of acute appendicitis in elderly patients. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Endoscopic part-task training box scores correlate with endoscopic outcomes
ConclusionThis study demonstrates that performance on the TEST correlate to endoscopic measures. Given these results, the TEST may be used in conjunction with existing assessment tools for demonstrating competency in endoscopy. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Endoscopic submucosal dissection for colorectal neoplasms in proximity or extending to a diverticulum
ConclusionsESD for colorectal neoplasms in proximity or extending to a diverticulum is challenging, but this procedure can be a safe and effective therapeutic option. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Factors associated with admission after implementation of a same-day discharge pathway in patients undergoing peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)
AbstractBackgroundAlthough peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has emerged as a highly efficacious procedure in the treatment of a variety of esophageal motility disorders, currently no standard pathway for postprocedural care exists. Our study aims to report institutional outcomes in performing POEM as an outpatient procedure with same-day discharge. Additionally, we seek to determine factors associated with admission.MethodsDemographic, perioperative, and postoperative outcome data of 115 patients who underwent POEM between June 2014 and January 2020 on a same-day discharge pathway were analyzed. Cohorts were compared usin...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of robotic esophagectomies for esophageal cancer by hospital volume: an analysis of the national cancer database
AbstractBackgroundRobotic minimally invasive esophagectomies (RMIE) have been associated with superior outcomes; however, it is unclear if these are specific to robotic technique or are present only at high-volume institutions. We hypothesize that low-volume RMIE centers would have inferior outcomes.MethodsThe National Cancer Database (NCDB) identified patients receiving RMIE from 2010 to 2016. Based on the total number of RMIE performed by each hospital system, the lowest quartile performed  ≤ 9 RMIE over the study period. Ninety-day mortality, number of lymph nodes evaluated, margins status, unplanned re...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis: a review of 31 patients
ConclusionLaparoscopic cholecystectomy for XGC is possible, but often difficult due to severe inflammation. The frequency of conversion to open surgery is higher in patients with XGC than those with other forms of cholecystitis. XGC may resemble gallbladder cancer based on the diagnostic imaging findings, and intraoperative frozen section analysis is essential to avoid unnecessarily extended surgery. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The role of surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic: impact on training and lessons learned from a surgical resident ’s perspective
ConclusionsThe viral surge impacted surgical training while also providing unique lessons regarding preparedness and strategic planning for future pandemic and disaster management. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Comparison of sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after failure of gastric banding: a two-center study with a propensity score-matched analysis
The objective of this study was to compare the short- and medium-term outcomes of SG and RYGB after GB.Materials and methodsBetween January 2006 and December 2017, patients undergoing SG (n = 186) or RYGB (n = 107) for failure of primary GB were included in this two-center study. Propensity-score matching was performed based on preoperative factors with a 2:1 ratio. Primary endpoint was the weight loss at 2 years between the SG and RYGB groups. Secondary endpoints were overall mortality and morbidi ty, reoperation, correction of comorbidities and the rate of adverse events at 2 years follow-up.R...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Analgesic efficacy of pre-emptive local wound infiltration plus laparoscopic-assisted transversus abdominis plane block versus wound infiltration in patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal resection: results from a randomized, multicenter, single-blind, non-inferiority trial
ConclusionThis study suggests that adding TAP block to WI does not affect pain control, amount of analgesics and other short-term outcomes.Trial registrationNCT03376048 (https://www.clinicaltrials.gov). (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Do specific operative approaches and insurance status impact timely access to colorectal cancer care?
AbstractIntroductionThe increased use of minimally invasive surgery in the management of colorectal cancer has led to a renewed focus on how certain factors, such as insurance status, impact the equitable distribution of both laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Our goal was to analyze surgical wait times between robotic, laparoscopic, and open approaches, and to determine whether insurance status impacts timely access to treatment.MethodsAfter IRB approval, adult patients from the National Cancer Database with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer were identified (2010 –2016). Patients who underwent radiation therapy, neoad...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Endoscopic cardial constriction with band ligation in the treatment of refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease: a preliminary feasibility study
AbstractBackgroundGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common digestive disease, could cause extra-esophageal symptoms. Peroral endoscopic cardial constriction with band ligation (PECC-b) is a minimally invasive method for the treatment of GERD in recent years. The goals of this study were to evaluate the clinical efficacy of PECC-b to treat gastroesophageal reflux-related symptoms.MethodsA retrospective study of patients undergoing  PECC-b between January 2017 and December 2018 at a single institution was conducted. All patients confirmed GERD by endoscopy, esophageal PH-impedance monitoring, esophageal manome...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Short-term outcome of routine use of EndoFLIP during hiatal hernia repair
ConclusionsThe initial DI was associated with final DI, but it did not correlate with improvement in short-term GERD-HRQL score. Final DI maintained above the cutoff value led to most of the patients not to require intervention for dysphagia. Use of the EndoFLIP can provide objective data during the operation and prevent severe dysphagia after repair. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Naples Prognostic Score as a novel prognostic prediction tool in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for early-stage lung cancer: a propensity score matching study
ConclusionsThe NPS scoring system can serve as a novel risk stratification tool to refine prognostic prediction after VATS lobectomy for surgically resected NSCLC. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Peroral endoscopic tumor resection (POET) with preserved mucosa technique for management of upper gastrointestinal tract subepithelial tumors
ConclusionsPOET is a safe and efficient third space endoscopic resection technique for removal of UGI-SETs less than 20  mm. Long term data are warranted to validate these results. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Initial management of esophageal anastomotic strictures after transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer with dilations up to 18 –20 mm
ConclusionThese results suggest that early aggressive endoscopic management of esophageal anastomotic strictures after THE can be safely performed. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Does antrum size matter in  sleeve gastrectomy? A prospective randomized study
This article was updated to correct Juan Antonio Carbonell As íns’ name in the author listing: Juan Antonio (given name) Carbonell Asíns (family name). (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Comparison of sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after failure of gastric banding: a two-center study with a propensity score-matched analysis
This article was updated to correct the author listing, where first and last names were reversed. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a new anatomical reconstructive concept for tension dispersal at primary closure
This article was updated to correct the spelling of Mohamed M. Elbarbary ’s last name and to correct Affiliations 1 and 2. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Neoadjuvant radiation above NCCN guidelines for rectal cancer is associated with age under 50 and early clinical stage
AbstractIntroductionRecent data suggest patients with early-onset rectal cancer (EORC) receive neoadjuvant radiation above recommended doses without oncologic benefit. The use of excessive radiation may lead to worse outcomes and patient harm. We sought to evaluate predictors of aggressive neoadjuvant radiation (A-XRT) use in EORC patients and compare this to late-onset rectal cancer (LORC) patients.MethodsThe National Cancer Database from 2004 to 2014 was queried for rectal adenocarcinoma patients undergoing surgical resection. Patients with stage 0 or IV disease, positive margins, and incomplete data were excluded. Stand...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Technology development of hyperthermic pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (hPIPAC)
DiscussionWe introduce a simple and effective technology for hPIPAC. hPIPAC is feasible in an ex-vivo model by using a combination of industry-standard medical devices after modification. Potential pharmacological and biological advantages of hPIPAC over PIPAC should now be evaluated. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Will a flexi-sig ’ do? A retrospective review of colonoscopies indicated by diverticulitis alone
ConclusionDespite over half the patients having no polyps and only one left sided malignancy. This study demonstrates that the right and transverse colon is responsible for over 50% of the polyps removed and similar proportion of the advanced polyps. Where endoscopic surveillance after acute colonic diverticulitis is performed, this study supports the use of colonoscopy and cautions against flexible sigmoidoscopy alone. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 10, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Fluorescent lymphography during minimally invasive total gastrectomy for gastric cancer: an effective technique for splenic hilar lymph node dissection
ConclusionsFluorescent lymphography is an effective tool for complete lymph node dissection at the splenic hilum. Moreover, it may help select patients who do not need splenic hilar lymph node dissection during a total gastrectomy. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - June 9, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research