Salvage Endoscopic Argon Plasma Coagulation After Chemoradiotherapy for Inoperable Esophageal Cancer
Conclusions: Salvage APC is a potentially curative treatment for patients who have local failure associated with superficial tumors after CRT for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Is Single-incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Feasible for Acute Cholecystitis? A Consecutive Study of 60 Cases
The feasibility of single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SIL-C) for patients with acute cholecystitis were evaluated based on the timing of operation after onset of symptoms. Sixty patients with acute cholecystitis who underwent SIL-C were divided into 2 groups according to the timing of operation: group E included 23 patients who underwent SIL-C within 72 hours, and group O included 37 patients who underwent SIL-C later. There were no statistical differences between group E and group O in clinicopathologic characteristics. Group E demonstrated significantly shorter operating time and less blood loss than group O. ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Is the Use of a Robotic Camera Holder Economically Viable? A Cost Comparison of Surgical Assistant Versus the Use of a Robotic Camera Holder in Laparoscopic Liver Resections
The laparoscopic approach has gained acceptance in the field of hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery. It offers several advantages including reduced blood loss, reduced postoperative pain, and shorter length of stay. However, long operating times can be associated with surgeon and assistant fatigue and image tremor. Robotic camera holders have been designed to overcome these drawbacks but may come with significant costs. The aim of this study was to economically evaluate their use compared with standard assistants using a single surgeon consecutive series of laparoscopic liver resections from January 2014 to May 2015. Only use...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Multidetector Computed Tomography Versus Staging Laparoscopy for the Detection of Peritoneal Metastases in Esophagogastric Junctional and Gastric Cancer
Conclusions: CT cannot replace SL for the detection of PM in lower esophageal and gastric cancer. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Complicated Acute Appendicitis in the Elderly: A Single-center Experience
This study aimed to compare the postoperative outcomes of elderly patients who received either laparoscopic appendectomy or open appendectomy. Patients and Methods: A single-centre retrospective analysis of the clinical records of elderly patients (age, above 65 y) who underwent operations from January 2012 to November 2015 was performed. Demographic data, intraoperative variables, length of stay, and surgical complications were retrieved. Results: A total of 145 elderly patients were preoperatively diagnosed with acute appendicitis. There were 43 (29.66%) complicated and 102 (70.34%) uncomplicated appendicitis cases. A ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Open Colectomies of Shorter Operative Time Do Not Result in Improved Outcomes Compared With Prolonged Laparoscopic Operations
This study aims to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic versus open colectomies of equal or shorter operative duration. Methods: All patients undergoing elective laparoscopic or open colectomy in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS-NSQIP) were identified from the years 2005 through 2012. Patients were stratified first by operative procedure including partial colectomy, total colectomy, or low anterior resection. Each surgical group was then divided into 4 groups according to operative time: (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Single Team Preliminary Experience
Conclusions: LPD, although complicated and difficult, serve as a safe and effective method for experienced surgeons. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Dilation Time in Endoscopic Papillary Balloon Dilation for Common Bile Duct Stones
Background: To assess the short-term outcomes after endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) plus endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) versus EPBD alone and appropriate balloon dilation time in EPBD alone. Materials and Methods: A total of 413 patients with common bile duct stones (CBDSs) were included in the EST plus EPBD group and 84 were in the EPBD alone group. We retrospectively evaluated the safety and efficacy between EST plus EPBD and EPBD alone group. The patients in EPBD alone group were assigned to dilation time ≥5 minutes group (n=35) and time (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of Postoperative Pain and Residual Gas Between Restrictive and Liberal Fluid Therapy in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Conclusions: Patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy with restrictive fluid therapy may suffer more severe postoperative pain than those receiving liberal fluid therapy. It suggests that the higher incidence of subdiaphragmatic residual gas may have occurred with restrictive fluid therapy. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Removal of Hazardous Surgical Smoke Using a Built-in-Filter Trocar: A Study in Laparoscopic Rectal Resection
Conclusions: This study confirmed the presence of harmful materials in surgical smoke. Evacuation of surgical smoke through a disposable built-in-filter trocar is a simple and effective way in reducing volatile organic compounds concentrations. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Effect of Clonidine on Hemodynamic Responses During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: Compared with control intervention, clonidine intervention was found to significantly reduce MAP and HR at pneumoperitoneum and intubation, propofol requirement, as well as postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Long-term Oncologic Outcome After Laparoscopic Converted or Primary Open Resection for Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Conclusions: There is currently insufficient evidence that patients who had a laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer converted to open surgery have a worse oncologic outcome than patients who were primarily treated by an open approach. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Surgical Treatment of Colon Cancer of the Splenic Flexure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
In conclusion, the optimal extent of SFC surgical resection, that is, ERC or LC remains under debate. However, laparoscopy provides better postoperative outcomes and fewer postoperative complications than open surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Then and Now: An Updated Systematic Review of the Progress and Short-term Outcomes Over the Last 5 Years
Conclusions: LSG continues to achieve satisfactory weight loss and improvement of obesity-related comorbidities with acceptably low morbidity and mortality rates. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

How to Successfully Manage Residual Gallbladders Laparoscopically Following Open Techniques?
Conclusions: Laparoscopic management is feasible and safe for residual gallbladders following open techniques, subject to availability of expertise with well-defined strategies. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes of Esophagojejunostomy in Totally Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy: A Multicenter Study
Purpose: To examine the short-term outcomes of intracorporeal anastomosis during totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy retrospectively at multiple institutions. Patients and Methods: We collected data of the patients who had undergone totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy at 4 institutions. All patients received an intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy. Results: Of the 215 patients evaluated, 147 underwent functional end-to-end anastomosis (FEEA) as the intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy (FEEA group), and 68 patients received a circular stapler anastomosis (Circular group). The rate of tumor invasion to the esophagus was ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Assessment of Weight Loss With the Intragastric Balloon in Patients With Different Degrees of Obesity
Introduction: The intragastric balloon (IGB) is an endoscopic device for the treatment of obesity. Best results are observed in patients who follow a dietary program but few studies have assessed the results of this treatment in patients with different degrees of obesity. Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of IGB in patients with different degrees of obesity. Method: A total of 2002 patients with IGB were retrospectively evaluated and were divided into groups according to initial body mass index (BMI) range, as follows: group 1, 27 to 29.9 kg/m2; group 2, 30 to 34.9 kg/m2; group 3, 35 to 39.9 kg/m2; gr...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Long-term Patient-reported Outcomes After Laparoscopic Fenestration of Symptomatic Liver Cysts
Background: Laparoscopic fenestration is the treatment of choice for symptomatic liver cysts. Despite the benefits of minimally invasive surgery, there is limited data on long-term outcomes after laparoscopic fenestration, in terms of symptom recurrence and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction following this procedure. Methods: All patients who underwent laparoscopic liver cyst fenestration in a single center between 2001 and 2012 were identified from a prospectively maintained database. Long-term patient-reported outcomes including symptom relief ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Totally Laparoscopic Resection for Low Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer Using Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction Techniques
Conclusions: One natural orifice specimen extraction technique, known as transanal specimen extraction, has emerged as a promising form of totally laparoscopic surgical intervention for early-stage cancers of the low sigmoid colon and rectum. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Host-related Risk Factors for Adherent Perinephric Fat in Healthy Individuals Undergoing Laparoscopic Living-donor Nephrectomy
Conclusions: Host-related risk factors for APF could predict surgical difficulty in patients undergoing partial nephrectomy. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Effect of Sleeve Gastrectomy on Thyroid Function in Chinese Euthyroid Obese Patients
The objective of this study is to evaluate the influence of weight reduction on thyroid function following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in patients with normal thyroid function. Patients and Methods: Serum free thyroxine (FT4), free triiodothyronine (FT3), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were retrospectively analyzed before and 12 months after LSG in euthyroid patients with morbid obesity. Correlation between weight loss after LSG and changes in thyroid function were investigated. Results: In total, 16 patients who underwent LSG were included in the study. Mean BMI change from 35.78 to 23.66 kg/m2 (...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Feasibility of Hand-assisted Laparoscopic and Laparoscopic Multivisceral Resection Compared With Open Surgery for Locally Advanced Colorectal Cancer
Conclusions: Hand-assisted laparoscopic and pure laparoscopic multivisceral resection for locally advanced colorectal cancer is safe and feasible in selected patients. HALS can be used judiciously to reduce the rate of conversion to an open procedure and may be a better alternative for laparoscopic approach. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Glove Port Transanal Excision of Rectal Tumors an Alternative Method for Rectal Tumor Excision: Single Center Experience
Conclusions: Glove port excision of rectal tumors is a feasible alternative to conventional surgical treatment for large benign rectal tumors. What does this paper add to the literature? This article demonstrates that performing local excision of rectal tumors can be achieved safely at a lower cost using simple platforms that are constructed locally like the glove ports. It also highlights the benefits of using the available laparoscopic kits to perform the procedure while making use of the previously acquired skills (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Efficacy of the Laparoendoscopic “Rendezvous” to Treat Cholecystocholedocholithiasis in 210 Consecutive Patients: A Single Center Experience
Conclusions: These results confirm the high effectiveness of LERV. This approach to treat cholecystocholedocholithiasis should be preferred and therefore implemented where a strong collaboration between surgeons and endoscopists is possible. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Balloon Dilatation of the Minor Duodenal Papilla Up to 4 mm is Safe in a Porcine Model
Conclusions: A dilatation of up to 4 mm seems to be safe. However, dilatation of the minor papilla from 4 mm onwards is increasingly associated with tissue damage. These findings should be considered in endoscopic procedures dilating the minor duodenal papilla. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Safety and Indications of Laparoscopic Surgery for Postoperative Small-bowel Obstruction: A Single-center Study of 121 Patients
Conclusions: Laparoscopic surgery can be safely performed in patients with postoperative small-bowel obstruction and is considered an effective treatment with a low rate of recurrent bowel obstruction. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Balance Between Surgical Resident Education and Patient Safety in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Surgical Resident’s Performance has No Negative Impact
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a comprehensive theoretical and hands-on training program in performing laparoscopic colonic resections under supervision of an expert surgeon. Materials and Methods: Laparoscopic right colectomy was performed in 78 patients (10 with benign disease, 68 with carcinoma). Demographic, intraoperative, pathologic examination, and short-term outcome data were retrospectively compared between 25 patients operated by surgical residents (R group) and 53 patients operated by senior surgeons (S group). The residents who performed surgeries in the R group had between 1...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Impact of Resected Colon Site on Quality of Bowel Preparation in Patients Who Underwent Prior Colorectal Resection
Conclusion: Patients with a preserved right colon were associated with poor bowel preparations compared with patients who underwent right-side colon resection. When preparing patients with history of colorectal resection for colonoscopy, these differences should be considered for better bowel preparation. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Hand-assisted Approach as a Model to Teach Complex Laparoscopic Hepatectomies: Preliminary Results
Conclusions: This preliminary report shows that hand-assistance is a safe way to teach complex liver resections without compromising patient safety or oncological results. More cases are still necessary to draw definitive conclusions about this teaching method. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Total Extraperitoneal (TEP) Inguinal Hernia Repair Using 3-dimensional Mesh Without Mesh Fixation
Conclusions: Laparoscopic TEP inguinal repair with 3-dimensional mesh without mesh fixation can be performed as safe as repair with tack fixation. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Relationship Between the Number of Intersections of Staple Lines and Anastomotic Leakage After the Use of a Double Stapling Technique in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Conclusions: The number of intersections of staple lines is associated with anastomotic leakage, and the inversion technique is a useful method for avoiding anastomotic leakage. Using an appropriate technique by skilled operator, double stapling technique for laparoscopic anterior resection is safe and feasible. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Effectiveness and Feasibility of Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Transgastric Drainage of Postoperative Fluid Collections Early After Pancreatic Surgery
Conclusions: EUS-GD is a safe and useful method for early drainage, which could be a good alternative to PTD. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Children With Perforated Appendicitis: A Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: Our meta-analysis found that LA is associated with lower incidence of wound infections and bowel obstruction, but the rate of intra-abdominal abscess was higher than OA. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Quality of Life Following Endoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Versus Open Stoppa Inguinal Hernioplasty
In inguinal hernia surgery, quality of life (QOL) has emerged as a striking issue. Evidence suggests better QOL of patients operated with laparoscopic procedure as compared with open anterior hernia repairs. However data are scarce with relation to open posterior repair in terms of QOL issues. A prospective randomized single-blind study from November 2014 to October 2015 including all patients who underwent elective primary endoscopic [totally extraperitoneal (TEP)] or open Stoppa inguinal hernia repair was undertaken. Mean operating time, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and QOL using short form-36 and Caro...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

A National Survey on Peri-interventional Management of Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage
Conclusions: Nursing care for biliary catheters is not standardized nationwide, and consensus on management is lacking. An evidence-based guideline for PTBD management is advised for nursing care of patients with HPB diseases. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Transcranial Cerebral Oxymetric Monitoring Reduces Brain Hypoxia in Obese and Elderly Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
The aims of this prospective, observational study were to evaluate the changes of the regional cerebral saturation (rSO2) measured by near-infrared spectroscopy during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy under total intravenous anesthesia and the association between patient’s characteristics and critical decline of rSO2. Hemodynamics, rSO2, and oxygen saturation were recorded in different time points: before the anesthesia (Tbas), 2 minutes after the induction (supine position) (Tind), 2 minutes after CO2 insufflation (supine) (TCO2), 10 minutes after CO2 insufflation (reverse Trendelenburg) (TrevT), and 2 minutes ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Percutaneous Electrical Neurostimulation of Dermatome T6 for Short-term Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Patients: Effect on Ghrelin Levels, Glucose, Lipid, and Hormonal Profile
Conclusions: The greater weight loss experienced in the patients undergoing PENS T6 is associated with appetite reduction and greater diet compliance. Appetite reduction is associated with ghrelin decrease. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Does Sugammadex Administration Affect Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized Study
Conclusions: Sugammadex seems to be effective in decreasing the incidence of PONV, severity of nausea, number of patients who suffered from nausea and vomiting, and need for rescue antiemetic, although there were no significant differences. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Role Safety Steps in Success and Complication Rate of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Conclusions: Introduction of safety steps, significantly increase the cannulation rate and decrease both overall complication rate and pancreatitis risk. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic-assisted Tranversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Block Versus Ultrasonography-guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Postlaparoscopic Cholecystectomy Pain Relief: Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: Laparoscopy-assisted TAP block is faster and equally efficacious when compared with USG-guided block and has a definite role in centers where ultrasound is not available in operating rooms. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Implications of Left-sided Gallbladder in the Emergency Setting: Retrospective Review and Top Tips for Safe Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Conclusions: Increased awareness of the anatomic aberrations in LSG-woSVI associated with improved preoperative diagnosis and a good knowledge about safe surgical techniques for cholecystectomy could indubitably reduce the incidence of BDI. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Laparoscopic and Open Distal Pancreatectomy of Nonductal Adenocarcinomatous Pancreatic Tumor (NDACPT) in the Pancreatic Body and Tail
Background: Currently, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is regarded as a safe and effective surgical approach for lesions in the body and tail of the pancreas. This review examined the evidence from published data of comparative studies of laparoscopic versus open distal pancreatectomy of nonductal adenocarcinomatous pancreatic tumor in pancreatic body and tail. Methods: A systematic review of the studies comparing laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomy was conducted. Comparative studies published between January 1996 and June 2016 were included. Studies were selected on the basis of specific inclusion and exclusio...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Critical Reappraisal
Following the introduction of the first laparoscopic liver resection, after ∼25 years, a critical reappraisal seems to be warranted. Liver resection represents the first choice for curing early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) allowing a curative chance also in selected patients with intermediate stage tumors. The criteria for liver resectability by laparoscopy remains the same for open surgery, which is oncological criteria (absence of extrahepatic tumor location; completely resectable R0 resection), anatomic (resectability of involved segment with its own blood surely and biliary drainage; absence of vascular invasion ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Gastroepiploic Lymphovascular Pedicle Harvesting for the Treatment of Extremity Lymphedema: A Novel Technique
Vascularized lymph node transfers have multiple donor sites with risk of iatrogenic lymphedema. We sought to describe in detail a surgical technique that is safe, reproducible, and efficient in harvesting gastroepiploic vascularized lymph nodes using real-time indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescent imaging. Photographs and video were acquired from a case to depict a step-by-step approach. ICG was endoscopically injected into the submucosa of the greater curvature of the stomach at the outset of the procedure. A laparoscopic harvest of the gastroepiploic vascular pedicle and lymph nodes ensued with the assistance of fluorescen...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Feasibility of Transvesical Robotic VVF Repair in Porcine Model
Extraperitoneal transvesicoscopic vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) repair has received limited use because of its narrow working space, longer operation time, and technical difficulty. The present study describes the feasibility of robotic-assisted transvesicoscopic VVF repair in an animal model. Two Yorkshire swine underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) VVF repair. With the 4 trocars, an artificial VVF was made in the supratrigonal area and VVF repair was performed in 3 layers as in open VVF repair methods. The mean operation time was 108 minutes. The operation time was prolonged in 1 case due to weak fixation of bladde...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Optimizing Laparoscopically Extracorporeal Knot Tying Using a Novel Pusher Device
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of a novel pusher device for performing extracorporeal knot tying. Each of the 3 laparoscopists randomly performed 10 device-assisted double sheet bends (the device group), ten 4s modified Roeder sliding knots (the sliding group), and 10 laparoscopic traditional extracorporeal static surgeon’s knots (the static group). All knots and 5 unknotted threads were measured for strength. The device group had higher knot strength, lower knotting failure rate, and shorter knotting time compared with the sliding group. The knot strengths of the successful knots ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Transenteric ERCP for Treatment of Choledocholithiasis After Duodenal Switch
This article aims to describe step-by-step technique performed with the aid of a video. We report the performance of an endoscopic approach to the biliary tract on 2 patients who had previously undergone duodenal switch (DS). It was successfully performed a laparoscopic-assisted transenteric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in both the patients. Although successful experiences with ERCP after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have been found, few cases of ERCP after DS have been reported. Nevertheless, this is the first study to include a multimedia video with description of details and all technical steps of t...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Management of an Esojejunal Intrathoracic Leak Using an Endoscopic Vacuum-assisted Closure Technique
We describe a case about a patient with intrathoracic esophageal anastomotic leaks after oesogastrectomy. Ndoscopic Vacuum-assisted closure technique today is an effective alternative in the treatment of anastomotic leaks after upper gastrointestinal tract surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Anatomic Segment 6 Liver Resection Using the Glissonian Approach
Conclusions: Laparoscopic anatomic segment 6 liver resection is a feasible operative procedure, being possible even in patients with limited liver function. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Technical and Survival Risks Associated With Esophagojejunostomy by Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy for Gastric Carcinoma
We examined 109 patients with gastric cancer who underwent TLTG and LATG. Among these, 100 patients underwent TLTG and the rest underwent LATG. Results: The length of resected esophageal segment in LATG patients was significantly longer than that in TLTG patients (P (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research