Pure Laparoscopic Living Donor Left Lateral Sectionectomy Using Glissonean Approach and Original Bridging Technique
Conclusions: We herein present standardized L-LLS using the Glissonean approach and bridging technique for pediatric LDLT. Our technique can secure a longer margin of the left hepatic duct for recipients’ hepaticojejunotomy. Our results have demonstrated the advantage in pediatric LDLT, especially in patients with CBA after the Kasai procedure. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Mediastinoscopy-assisted Transhiatal Esophagectomy (MATHE) in End-stage Achalasia and Gastric Bypass: Technique and Early Results
Conclusions: MATHE can be safely performed in patients with a history of gastric bypass and ESA without requiring thoracoscopic mobilization of the esophagus. Further studies are required to validate reproducibility of our technique as an alternative to using a thoracic incision. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Liver Resection Using a Silicone Band Retraction Method (With Video)
Conclusion: The silicone band retraction method is a useful approach that results in a safe LLR. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Endoscopic Shielding With Platelet-rich Plasma After Resection Of Large Colorectal Lesions
Conclusions: PRP shield failed in prevent DB, probably due to migration and failure in the adherence in large wounds. Future comparative studies are needed to confirm these data. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Preoperative Assessment of Geriatric Surgical Patients: Update on Clinical Scales Used for Elective General and Digestive Surgery
Conclusions: No consensus on the use of a unified assessment scale for elderly patients exists. However, with this review, we provide a brief guideline about the most useful and used scales to perform a comprehensive assessment of geriatric patients undergoing surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic Esophageal Atresia Repair: Outcomes Analysis Between Primary and Staged Procedures
Conclusions: Successful thoracoscopic primary- and staged-EA repairs have been reported with low rate of complications. Outcomes between primary and staged repairs do not show significant differences with regards to re-fistulation, anastomotic leaks, conversion rates, and mortality. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Umbilical Hernia Repair in Cirrhotic Patients With Ascites: A Systemic Review of Literature
Conclusions: Our results indicate that early elective repair of uncomplicated umbilical hernias is recommended in cirrhotic patients with tolerable hepatic functional reserve or when the expected time for liver transplantation is>3 months. Umbilical hernias are supposed to be corrected in the process of liver transplantation, provided that patients could have a better prospect to be transplanted within 3 months. Control of ascites is a crucial part to successful outcomes of umbilical hernia repair. Large volume paracentesis, concomitant peritoneovenous shunting with herniorrhaphy and transjugular intrahepatic portos...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Learning Curve in Robotic Primary Ventral Hernia Repair Using Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh: A Cumulative Sum Analysis
Background: Cumulative sum (CUSUM) learning curves (LCs) are useful to analyze individual performance and to evaluate the acquisition of new skills and the evolution of those skills as experience is accumulated. The purpose of this study is to present a CUSUM LC based on the operative times of robotic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (rIPOM) ventral hernia repair (VHR) and identify differences observed throughout its phases. Materials and Methods: Patients who underwent rIPOM repair for elective, midline, and primary hernias were included. All procedures were performed exclusively by one surgeon within a 5-year period...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy With Level Vb Dissection Via a Chest-breast Approach: Technical Updates for Selective Lateral Neck Dissection
Conclusions: It is feasible to perform endoscopic thyroidectomy with level Vb dissection using a chest-breast approach. Such strategy represents another option for selective papillary thyroid carcinoma patients with levels II, III, IV, and Vb lymph node metastasis. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer in Super-Elderly Patients: A Single-Center Analysis
Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery in super-elderly patients with colon cancer is feasible and safe. The authors report the success of laparoscopic colectomy for rectosigmoid colon cancer in the oldest known patient and the positive outcomes of laparoscopic colectomy in super-elderly patients. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Pros and Cons of Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Via Vestibular Approach: A Comparative Study
The objective of this study was to explore the feasibility and safety of transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy via vestibular approach (TOETVA) compared with endoscopic thyroidectomy via bilateral areola approach (ETBAA) in the treatment of patients with benign thyroid nodules. Materials and Methods: From January 2017 to December 2018, 60 patients who received TOETVA were enrolled as the research group; 65 patients who underwent ETBAA were included as the control group. A retrospective study was performed using the clinical data for these cases. All patients were diagnosed with benign nodules by preoperative examinatio...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Percutaneous Transhepatic Choledochoscopic Lithotomy (PTCSL) is Effective for the Treatment of Intrahepatic and Extrahepatic Choledocholithiasis
Conclusion: PTCSL is a minimally invasive, simple, effective and easy to repeat procedure for use in the clinic. It is an effective surgical treatment and is worthy of clinical use. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Versus Open Roux-en-Y Choledochojejunostomy: A Single-institute Experience With Literature Review
Objectives: The current clinical study aims to compare the clinical efficacy of open choledochojejunostomy (OCJ) and laparoscopic choledochojejunostomy (LCJ) in patients with benign and malignant biliary tract disorders. Patients and Methods: The clinical data of 40 consecutive patients who underwent either OCJ or LCJ from January 2015 to February 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. The clinical parameters analyzed include baseline information, intraoperative characteristics, and postoperative clinical outcomes. The patients were divided into OCJ group and LCJ group based on the surgical approach performed. R...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Treatment of Hepatic Hydatid Disease: Role of Surgery, ERCP, and Percutaneous Drainage: A Retrospective Study
Conclusions: ERCP should be the primary method for the diagnosis and treatment for hepatic hydatid cysts ruptured into the ducts. İn some cases, high-flow hydatid cysts with rupture into the bile ducts or persistent biliary fistulas can be treated with ERCP and endoscopic sphincterotomy, biliary stent, PD, and nasobiliary drainage without the need for surgical intervention. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Rib-oriented Thoracoscopic Sympathetic Surgery for Hyperhidrosis: Prospective Long-term Results and Quality of Life
Conclusion: Thoracoscopic R3 to R4 clipping appears to be a safe and effective treatment for PPAH. Although postoperative CS was common and higher after R2-bottom clipping, this did not seem to affect patients’ satisfaction and improvement in QoL. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Patients With Unexplained Dilated Pancreatic Duct Have High Risk of Biliopancreatic Malignancy Detected by EUS
Conclusion: Patients with unexplained dilated MPD on noninvasive image have a high risk of biliopancreatic malignancy detected by EUS. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Stent Insertion With High Intensity–Focused Ultrasound Ablation for Biliary Obstruction Caused by Pancreatic Carcinoma: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This study was designed to assess the clinical efficacy of stent insertion with high intensity–focused ultrasound ablation (HIFUA) in patients with malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) as a consequence of pancreatic carcinoma (PC). Materials and Methods: This was a single-center, open-label, prospective, randomized controlled trial. Consecutive patients with MBO caused by PC were randomly assigned to undergo stent insertion with or without HIFUA from June 2019 to February 2020. This study was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03962478). Results: In total, 92 patients were enrolled in this study and as...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Cyanoacrylate Glue Versus Absorbable Tacks in Mesh Fixation for Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion: Adding to known data, we observed no significant difference in postoperative pain, demonstrating that cyanoacrylate glue is a viable and safe alternative fixation method to absorbable tacks in laparoscopic TEP IHR. As secondary outcomes, cyanoacrylate glue permits some patients to return to work early, and we observed regular lateral mesh glue fixation without increased pain or complications. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Quality of Life Outcomes Following Single-stage Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration Versus 2-stage Endoscopic Sphincterotomy Followed by Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Management of Cholelithiasis With Choledocholithiasis
Introduction: With various studies in the literature showing laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) exploration to have equal or similar results when compared with endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) clearance, decision-making in regard to the treatment modality to be used may become debatable. Thus, quality of life (QoL) data may assist both the patient and the clinician in deciding the management of the disease. The present prospective randomized trial was undertaken to compare QoL of patients undergoing treatment with these 2 approaches. Methodology: The study was conducted March 1, 2013, to September 31, 2016. Cons...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Intraoperative Thermal Imaging for Evaluating Blood Perfusion During Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Conclusion: Intestinal temperature measurement through thermography is a useful new tool for evaluating intestinal blood perfusion. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery: An Alternative Perineal Approach to Treat Rectal Prolapse: A Video Vignette
Conclusions: The transanal endoscopic procedure allows improved endoscopic vision, and the reconstruction is performed transpelvically by fixing the anastomosis suture to the pelvic wall to prevent recurrence. Therefore, we think it is a valid alternative to other perineal procedures in patients in whom abdominal surgery is contraindicated. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Report Source Type: research

Mind the Gap: Current Treatment Alternatives for GERD Patients Failing Medical Treatment and Not Ready for a Fundoplication
Background: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with Barrett esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, and significantly impacts quality of life. Medical management is the first line therapy with surgical fundoplication as an alternative therapy. However, a small portion of patients who fail medical therapy are referred for surgical consultation. This creates a “gap” in therapy for those patients dissatisfied with medical therapy but are not getting referred for surgical consultation. Three procedures have been designed to address these patients. These include radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the lowe...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

A Gratifying Step forward for the Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Field of Endoscopy: A Narrative Review
Conclusion: AI technology still has several limitations, and there are still plenty of opportunities for improvement. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Application of Laparoscopic Technique in the Treatment of Hepatolithiasis
Hepatolithiasis is commonly encountered in Southeastern and East Asian countries, and its incidence is increasing in Western countries. For symptomatic hepatolithiasis or asymptomatic hepatolithiasis with signs of liver atrophy or malignancy, surgical intervention is needed, especially when peroral cholangioscopy and percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopic lithotomy are not suitable or fail to be performed. Currently, laparoscopic surgery is gradually replacing traditional open surgery and becoming a better option. Various types of laparoscopic surgeries, including laparoscopic hepatectomy, laparoscopic biliary explorati...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Retroperitoneoscopic Drainage of Psoas Abscess: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: Retroperitoneoscopic surgical drainage is a safe and effective approach for the treatment of psoas abscess. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Systematic Reviews: Understanding the Best Evidence For Clinical Decision-making in Health Care: Pros and Cons
In the era of evidence-based decision-making, systematic reviews (SRs) are being widely used in many health care policies, government programs, and academic disciplines. SRs are detailed and comprehensive literature review of a specific research topic with a view to identifying, appraising, and synthesizing the research findings from various relevant primary studies. A SR therefore extracts the relevant summary information from the selected studies without bias by strictly adhering to the review procedures and protocols. This paper presents all underlying concepts, stages, steps, and procedures in conducting and publishing...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Surgical and Neurological Outcome of Minimally Invasive Thymectomy in Patients With Myasthenia Gravis: An Experience of 100 Cases Over 6 Years at a Tertiary Care Center in North India
Background: Minimally invasive thymectomy (MIT) is emerging as an effective alternative to open thymectomy in the management of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). The primary objective of our study is to assess the surgical and neurological outcome of MIT in patients with MG. Materials and Methods: It is a retrospective evaluation of prospectively collected data of 100 patients with MG, who underwent MIT from April 2012 to January 2018 at a tertiary care center in India. Surgical outcome was assessed for success of minimal invasive approach, conversion, perioperative morbidity, and postoperative hospital cour...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Appendectomy Performed by Surgical Interns: Is it Too Early?
Background: Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is a common procedure among surgical trainees. However, first-year residents’ involvement in this procedure is scarcely studied. We aimed to determine the safety and outcomes of LA performed by surgical interns early in their first year of surgical training. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent LA for acute appendicitis from 2006 to 2019 was performed. All patients operated by surgical interns were included. The sample was divided into 2 groups: LA performed during the first (G1) and last 3 months (G2) of their first year of ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Does Fixation of Gastric Sleeve Prevent Functional Stenosis in Sleeve Gastrectomy Patients?
Aim: The aim of this study is to determine whether gastric sleeve fixation prevents functional stenosis (twist or kink) and to investigate its effects on symptoms such as nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Methods: A total of 717 patients who underwent primary LSG for morbid obesity and completed at least 1 year of follow-up between 2012 and 2019 were included in the study. All operations were performed by the same surgical team using the same technique. The patients were divided into 2 groups, that is, group 1: standard LSG and group 2: gastric sleeve fixation with LSG. These 2 gro...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

An Analysis of Free-hand Targeting in Laparoscopic Liver Microwave Ablation
Conclusions: This study shows that in experienced hands, LLTA through free-hand technique is safe and efficacious, providing an accurate targeting with the first pass in 90% of tumors. Although newer technology is being developed to guide less-experienced surgeons in needle targeting, it should be kept in mind that a straight trajectory is not available for 1/3 of superficial and half of deep lesions. Hence, ablation surgeons need to develop free-hand skills to avoid possible hemorrhagic and biliary complications in LLTA. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Efficacy of Epinephrine Injection in Preventing Post-ERCP Pancreatitis
Background: Rectal indomethacin or a topical spray of epinephrine to the papilla of Vater has each shown efficacy alone in the prevention of post–endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis (PEP). We supposed that a submucosal epinephrine injection would be more effective and longer acting than a topical epinephrine spray and therefore would further reduce the incidence of PEP. Patients and Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 412 patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) between January 2017 and December 2019. These patients were divided int...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Should Sleeve Gastrectomy Be Considered Only as a First Step in Super Obese Patients? 5-Year Results From a Single Center
Conclusions: After 5 years, weight loss in SO patients is satisfactory, but the vast majority of patients is still in class II obesity, and resolution of comorbidities is disappointing. High rates of de novo GERD and esophagitis may occur. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Efficient and Safe Method for Splenic Flexure Mobilization in Laparoscopic Left Hemicolectomy: A Propensity Score–weighted Cohort Study
This study was conducted at the department of colorectal surgery in a tertiary teaching hospital between October 2007 and December 2017. The short-term and long-term outcomes of open and laparoscopic left hemicolectomy from 10 years of experience using a standardized 4-step laparoscopic procedure at one institution were compared. Short-term outcomes were postoperative morbidity and mortality. Long-term outcomes were disease-free survival and overall survival. Results: We enrolled 564 patients who underwent open or laparoscopic left hemicolectomy for primary colon adenocarcinoma. The open surgery and laparoscopy grou...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Quality of Life After Elective Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy for Symptomatic Uncomplicated Diverticular Disease
This study aims to investigate quality of life after elective sigmoidectomy for patients affected by SUDD. Materials and Methods: Retrospective multicenter review of consecutive patients affected by SUDD that underwent elective laparoscopic sigmoidectomy from January 2015 to March 2018. SUDD was defined as the presence of diverticula with persistent localized pain and diarrhea or constipation without macroscopic inflammation. Quality of life was investigated using the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index questionnaire at baseline, and at 6 and 12 months after surgery. Readmissions, unplanned clinical examination, ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA) in Thyroiditis
Conclusion: Although thyroiditis is a condition that complicates thyroidectomy, TOETVA can be applied with similar complication rates in patients with thyroiditis. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Efficacy of Staple Line Reinforcement With Omentopexy During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Postoperative Complications: Experience of a Single Center
Conclusions: The SLR-O technique, especially when performed by experienced surgeons, is a promising method for the prevention of postoperative leakage, bleeding, and twist complications with an acceptable increase in the duration of operation. Considering the limited effects of the SLR-FG technique, it was predicted that it would lose its popularity over time. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Heller’s Cardiomyotomy in Achalasia Cardia With Megaesophagus
Background: Megaesophagus secondary to achalasia cardia is conventionally treated with esophagectomy. With the advent of minimal invasive surgery, laparoscopic Heller’s cardiomyotomy (LHCM) has been used in the management of megaesophagus. The authors hereby report our long-term results of 19 patients of megaesophagus managed with LHCM. Materials and Methods: Prospectively collected data of 19 patients with megaesophagus were reviewed for symptomatic outcome using defined symptom scores and achalasia disease-specific quality of life (A-DsQol) after LHCM with an antireflux procedure. Follow-up was done with...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Surgical Outcome of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Patients With a History of Gastrectomy
Conclusions: These results suggested that LC in patients with a history of gastrectomy exhibited worse outcomes in terms of operation time, intraoperative bleeding, postoperative hospital stay, and conversion rate than those without it. Furthermore, it was also implied that age and the type of gastrectomy were significant predictive factors for conversion during an LC in patients with a history of gastrectomy. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Long-term Results of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) for the Treatment of Early Gastric Cancer (EGC) in a High-volume Latin American Center
Conclusions: The present study describes the largest series of ESD for the treatment of EGC reported in Latin America. Our results support the feasibility of implementing ESD in Chile and indicate good oncological outcomes comparable to those reported in the large Asian series published to date. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Between Laparoscopic and Laparotomy Procedures in Elderly Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery
Conclusion: In elderly patients, the incidence of AKI after colorectal cancer surgery is lower in the laparoscopic procedure group, maybe related to hemodynamic stability and less vasoconstriction. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Cystic Lymph Node Identification Is More Reliable Than Critical View of Safety in Difficult Cholecystectomies
Conclusions: Identifying the CLN during LC could compliment the CVS in avoiding major ductal injury. Dissecting lateral to the CLN to commence the process of displaying the cystic pedicle structures may be a strategy in safely achieving the CVS. During the more difficult LC where displaying the CVS is impossible, the CLN may be the key anatomic landmark. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Percutaneous Internal Ring Suturing for the Minimal Invasive Treatment of Pediatric Inguinal Hernia: A 5-Year Single Surgeon Experience
Conclusion: In a hands of an experienced pediatric laparoscopic surgeon, PIRS is a simple, safe, and effective technique for inguinal hernia repair in children with excellent outcomes, cosmetic results, and a low incidence of complications and recurrence. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Objectively Confirmed Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Following Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy Higher in Obese Patients (BMI>30)
Conclusions: POEM provides symptomatic relief and reduced Eckardt scores in patient with achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders. Patients who undergo POEM are at risk for developing gastroesophageal reflux disease especially in obese patients. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Endoscopic Per-oral Pyloromyotomy for Gastroparesis: Initial Experience and Postoperative Comparison to Predicted Complications Following Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy as Calculated by the ACS Risk Calculator
This study was designed to report outcomes from our initial experience and compare the rate of complications to the laparoscopic equivalent using the American College of Surgeons (ACS) risk calculator. Methods: Patients who underwent POP between August 2018 to May 2019 were prospectively followed in a database approved by the institutional review board. Preoperatively, patients were evaluated objectively with a 4-hour gastric emptying study (GES). Following POP, all patients were invited for repeat GES 3 months postoperatively. The same cohort was entered into the ACS risk calculator using laparoscopic pyloromyotomy...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Impact of Pneumoperitoneum on the Development of Acute Kidney Injury: Comparison Between Normal and Diabetic Rats
Conclusion: The present study demonstrated a direct correlation between IAP elevation and the development of AKI. Diabetic rats were more sensitive to the deleterious effect of pneumoperitoneum, where urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin levels may be used as a future biomarker to predict postoperative AKI, especially in patients with diabetes. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

What is the Real Incidence of Trocar Site Hernias?
No abstract available (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Perfusion Chemotherapy for Patients With Malignant Ascites Secondary to Unresectable Gastric Cancer: Retraction
No abstract available (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Retraction Source Type: research

A New Approach and Old Techniques: Combined Endoscopic Repair of Inguinoscrotal Hernias
Conclusions: Combined (open+TAPP/TEP) method for ISH repair allows to minimize surgical trauma and reduce both the procedure time and the postoperative length of stay. Implementation of this method results in statistically significantly fewer wound-related postoperative complications compared with traditional methods. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Easily Applicable Single-incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy Using Straightforward Instrumental Alignment and Conventional Laparoscopic Instruments
Conclusion: Alignment of the instruments during CLA was successfully implemented into a SILA. Our new, easily applicable SILA technique will decrease the learning curve for novice surgeons in performing single-incision laparoscopic surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Feasibility and Safety of Laparoscopic Treatment for Early and T3 Stage Gallbladder Cancer: A Systematic Review
Background: Effect of laparoscopic approach in the treatment of gallbladder cancer (GBC) is still controversial. Materials and Methods: Literature published before December 2019 was retrieved from PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases for a comparative study between laparoscopic group (LG) and open group (OG) for GBC. Revman 5.3 statistical software was used for analysis. Results: Nine comparative studies were eligible and included 654 patients, 287 were in LG and 367 were in OG. Meta-analysis showed that the operation time, estimated blood loss, drainage tube time, and hospitalization time after...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research