The Feasibility of Thoracoscopic Resection in Bronchiectasis
Conclusions: VATS pulmonary resection is a safe, feasible, and effective treatment in the surgery of bronchiectasis with low morbidity and mortality rates. Moreover, because of cosmetic results, patients with benign diseases such as bronchiectasis could be initiated by minimally invasive surgery options just like patients with malignancies. (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

Minimally Invasive, Organ-preserving Surgery for Large Submucosal Tumors in the Abdominal Esophagus
Background: Surgical resection of submucosal tumors (SMTs) in the abdominal esophagus is not standardized. Enucleation may be a minimally invasive option, whereas its oncological validity is not very clear. Moreover, how to treat the esophageal wall defect after enucleation and necessity of additional antireflux procedure are also undetermined. Methods: In 13 patients with a SMT originating the abdominal esophagus laparoscopic enucleation was performed with preserving the integrity of submucosa. When the muscular layer defect was (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

Efficacy of Single-dose and 2-dose Intravenous Administration of Ramosetron in Preventing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting After Laparoscopic Gynecologic Operation: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Phase 2 Trial
This randomized trial investigated whether a 2-dose administration of intravenous ramosetron (5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 receptor antagonist) is more effective than a single-dose administration in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in 89 patients who were scheduled to undergo laparoscopic operation for benign gynecologic diseases and to receive intravenous patient-controlled analgesia for relief of postoperative pain. After assignment at a ratio of 1:1, intravenous ramosetron (0.3 mg) was initially administered at the end of skin closure in all patients. Thereafter, ramosetron (0.3 mg) and placebo were adm...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic Esophagectomy in the Prone Position Versus the Lateral Position (Hand-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery): A Retrospective Cohort Study of 127 Consecutive Esophageal Cancer Patients
This study enrolled 127 patients who underwent esophagectomy with HATS (n=91) or PP (n=36) between October 1999 and September 2014. The patients’ background characteristics, operative findings, and postoperative complications were examined. Results: The patients’ background characteristics were not significantly different. During surgery, total and thoracic blood loss were significantly lower in PP than in HATS (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

The Impact of Laparoscopic-assisted Colorectal Surgery Using 3-dimensional Reconstruction for Highly Obese Patients With Colorectal Cancer
In this study, we examined the correlation between patient obesity and 3D-simulated perioperative outcomes. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 124 patients who underwent LACS using 3D surgical simulation at Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital. We sequentially divided our cohort into 2 groups: patients with a low body mass index (BMI (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

Complications of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Children: A Prospective Morbidity and Mortality Analysis Using the Clavien-Dindo Classification
There is a lack of information about evaluation of pediatric minimal access surgery complications; the Clavien-Dindo classification was never used for a large series of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic pediatric procedures. With a prospective Morbidity and Mortality database, all the minimal access surgical procedures carried out between 2012 and 2016 were included in this study. Statistical analyses were used to valuate modification of surgical techniques in to 2 periods (period 1: January 2012 to February 2014; period 2: February 2014 to February 2016). A total of 1374 minimal access procedures were performed on 1371 patie...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Interim Report of a Prospective Trial on the Clinical Efficiency of a New Full-thickness Endoscopic Plication Device for Patients With GERD: Impact of Changed Suture Material
Background: The aim of the present trial is to investigate the clinical efficiency of the GERDx device for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Materials and Methods: Prospective study evaluating Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index, symptoms scores, as well as esophageal manometry and impedance-pH-monitoring data at baseline and 3 months after endoscopic full-thickness plication with the GERDx device. Results: In total, 28 patients underwent the procedure so far. Mean Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index scores, DeMeester scores, and general and reflux-specific scores improved (P (Source: Surgical L...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Day Surgery for Acute Appendicitis in Adults: A Prospective Series of 102 Patients
Aim: To report the results of a consecutive series of day surgery appendectomy (DSA) for acute appendicitis. Methods: Selection criteria for DSA were as follows: body mass index (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

Correlation of Bowel Wall Thickening Seen Using Computerized Tomography With Colonoscopies: A Preliminary Study
Conclusions: Diagnosis of BWT by abdominal CTi reveals pathologies in many cases. Colonoscopies will be helpful in the differential diagnosis. (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

Robotic Verse Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of 11 Individual Studies
Conclusions: RG for the treatment of gastric cancer is a feasible and safe procedure in the hand of experienced laparoscopic surgeons. But the long-term outcomes between the 2 techniques need to be further examined. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Is it the End for Urologic Pelvic Laparoscopic Surgery?
Conclusions: Although tremendous accomplishments took place over a few years, there is still a lot of ground to be covered in standardizing the learning process and evaluating the outcome from the application of new technologies in the field of robotic pelvic surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Appendiceal Mass Formed After Acute Perforated Appendicitis
This article evaluates the minimally invasive treatment modalities in the management of appendiceal mass, risk of undetected serious disease, and the need for interval appendectomy to prevent recurrence. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Perioperative Outcomes of Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) and Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy (LHM) for Achalasia
The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the safety and efficacy of LHM and POEM. Materials and Methods: A search of PubMed, Cochrane database, Medline, Embase, Science Citation Index, and current contents for English-language articles comparing LHM and POEM between 2007 and 2016 was performed. Variables analyzed included prior endoscopic treatment, prior medical treatment, prior Heller myotomy, operative time, overall complications rate, postoperative gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), length of hospital stay, postoperative pain score, and long-term GERD. Results: Seven trials consis...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Etiology of Leaks Following Sleeve Gastrectomy: Current Evidence
Conclusions: No statistical significant difference of leak with or without reinforcement. This mean case complexity and surgical technique and experience are the sole factors for leaks following SG. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Robotic Rectal Resection With a Single-docking Technique Thanks to the Rotation of the R3 Arm
Conclusions: Our technique allowed to use the robot for all surgical steps with a single docking, thereby reducing the cost of the hybrid technique and facilitating the operative team in the management of the robotic cart. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Validation of a Laparoscopic Ferromagnetic Technology-based Vessel Sealing Device and Comparative Study to Ultrasonic and Bipolar Laparoscopic Devices
Introduction: Ferromagnetic heating is a new electrosurgery energy modality that has proven effective in hemostatic tissue dissection as well as sealing and dividing blood vessels and vascularized tissue. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a ferromagnetic-based laparoscopic vessel sealing device with respect to sealing and dividing vessels and vascularized tissue and to compare performance against current vessel sealing technologies. Materials and Methods: A laparoscopic vessel sealing device, Laparoscopic FMsealer (LFM), was studied for efficacy in sealing and dividing blood vessels and comparative studies against...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Comparison of Early and Interval Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Treatment of Acute Cholecystitis. Which is Better? A Multicentered Study: Retraction
No abstract available (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Retraction Source Type: research

Endoscopic-Laparoscopic Cholecystolithotomy in Treatment of Cholecystolithiasis Compared with Traditional Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Laparoscopic and Open Surgical Treatment in Gastroduodenal Perforations: Our Experience
Conclusions: Complications in both procedures are similar but laparoscopic procedure shows economic advantages for reducing postoperative hospital stay, postoperative pain, and for a good integrity of abdominal wall. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Passage of Gallstones Into Common Bile Duct During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Is It the Surgeon’s Responsibility?
Conclusions: If CD stone(s) are encountered during LC, we suggest that careful attention should be paid to make sure that patient does not develop complications from possible BD stone(s). Technical precautions during LC (ie, early CD clipping, avoiding excessive manipulation, and crushing the stones) are recommended. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Difficulty of Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection for Ultra-Low Rectal Cancer
Conclusions: Age, BMI, interspinous distance, tumor distance from anal verge, prior abdominal surgery, preoperative chemoradiotherapy, and concurrent diseases influence the difficulty of performing laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection for ultra-low rectal cancer. Standardized operative time allows researchers to amass samples by pooling data from all published studies, thus building reliable models to predict operative difficulty for clinical use. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Tumor Size as an Independent Risk Factor for Postoperative Complications in Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection for Advanced Rectal Cancer: A Multicenter Japanese Study
This study aimed to identify the risk factors for postoperative complications after laparoscopic low anterior resection for the treatment of advanced rectal cancers. A prospectively maintained database was retrospectively analyzed. Oncological parameters in resected specimens and clinical risk factors for postoperative complications, including anastomotic leakage, were examined in patients with clinical stage II and III upper rectal cancer who underwent laparoscopic low anterior resection, including total mesorectal excision. Pathologic resection margins were negative in all patients. Postoperative complications occurred i...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Colovesical Fistula Complicating Diverticular Disease: A 14-Year Experience
Conclusions: Laparoscopic resection and primary anastomosis should be considered a safe and feasible option for the management of diverticular CVF. Despite progresses in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, the conversion rate and morbidity are still high. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Treatment of Presinusoidal Schistosomal Portal Hypertension Associated With Postoperative Endoscopic Treatment: Results of a New Approach
Conclusions: Laparoscopic ligature of the splenic artery and the left gastric vein is a promising and less-invasive method for the treatment of schistosomal portal hypertension. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Effects of High-Concentration Oxygen on Inflammatory Markers in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This study assessed effect of administration of high-concentration supplemental perioperative oxygen on systemic inflammatory and immune response in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Materials and Methods: One hundred seventy-seven patients were assigned randomly to an oxygen/air mixture with a fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) of 30% (n=88) or 80% (n=89). White blood cells, peripheral lymphocytes subpopulation, human leukocyte antigen-DR, neutrophil elastase, interleukin (IL)-1 and IL-6, and C-reactive protein were investigated. Results: Significantly higher concentration of neutrophil elastase...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Approach in Colonic Diverticulitis: Dispelling Myths and Misperceptions
Conclusions: Laparoscopic approach can be a safe and effective option in both elective and emergency setting of diverticular disease. Large, prospective, randomized studies should be conducted to confirm these findings. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Feasibility and Technique for Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery Liver Resection: A Porcine Model
Conclusions: Our porcine model suggests that TV NOTES LR is technically feasible and safe and has the potential for clinical use as a minimally invasive alternative to conventional laparoscopic liver resection. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

A New Technique of Radiofrequency-assisted Ultrasound-guided Needle-localized Laparoscopic Resection of Disappearing Colorectal Liver Metastases
We describe a novel technique that facilitates laparoscopic resection of disappearing metastatic liver lesions with great precision. Details of this new technique are described in 2 patients with colorectal cancer synchronously metastatic to the liver. Both patients had small indistinct intraparenchymal liver lesions after adjuvant chemotherapy. A video displays the steps of the procedure. Both patients presented with colorectal cancer with synchronous liver metastasis. They received FOLFOX regimen after resection of their primary. They both responded to adjuvant chemotherapy. On repeat posttreatment imaging, the liver les...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Gastric Resection for Primary Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors >5 cm: A Size-Matched and Location-Matched Comparison
This study compared robotic (RR) and laparoscopic resection (LR) for primary gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the stomach>5 cm. Twelve consecutive patients who underwent RR from 2012 to 2015 were matched for tumor size and location with 24 patients who underwent LR from 2000 to 2012. The median tumor size was 7.1 cm (range, 5.5 to 11.5). GISTs were resected by wedge resection (91.7%) or distal gastrectomy. The median RR operative time was longer than that of LR (162.5 vs. 130 min, respectively; P=0.004). Only 1 LR patient required conversion. The time to flatus and hospital stay were similar between groups. Ov...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Outcome of Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Treating Achalasia Compared With Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy (LHM)
Conclusions: Long-term outcomes indicate that POEM is an effective treatment that is comparable with LHM. More data of randomized trials comparing POEM with LHM will enrich the existing evidence. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Prediction of Anastomotic Leakage After Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection in Male Rectal Cancer by Pelvic Measurement in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Conclusions: Preoperative assessment by the pelvic index can predict the narrow pelvis and risk of anastomotic leakage. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection in Open and Laparoscopic Hartmann Closure: A Multivariate Analysis
Background: Hartmann reversal is a high-morbidity procedure. The aim of this study is to identify risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) in the era of laparoscopy. Materials and Methods: A query of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was done. Patients undergoing open or laparoscopic Hartmann reversals were identified. Risk factors for and the incidence of SSI were assessed in both groups. Results: A total of 7970 patients were identified and 1431 (18%) were done laparoscopically. The SSI rate in the overall population was 13.6%, with 14.9% in those undergoing open surgery and 8% with lapar...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Open Versus Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Total Gastric Resection With D2 Lymph Node Dissection for Adenocarcinoma: A Case-Control Study
Conclusions: HALTG is a safe, feasible, and oncologically sound procedure and has advantages over ODG. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Neuroendocrine Gastroenteropancreatic Tumors: Where Are We?
Conclusion: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors may be managed conservatively in elderly patients by either monitoring them with imaging studies or treating them with somatostatin analogs. In the case of digestive tract tumors (stomach, duodenum, and rectum) that meet the criteria for endoscopic resection, this is a reliable and safe technique in the long term. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effects of Different Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Levels on Cerebral Oxygen Saturation With Near Infrared Spectroscopy During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Conclusions: We consider that both 5 and 10 cm H2O PEEP levels can be safely used during PP applied during laparoscopic surgery, without affecting hemodynamics, and without causing a decline in rSO2. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Anterior Partial Fundoplication is Comparable With Nissen Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Conclusions: LAPF is as effective as LNF for GERD, with less dysphagia. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic-assisted Rectus Sheath Block as a Novel Technique is Effective and Safe: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Purpose: We developed laparoscopic-assisted rectus sheath block (LRSB) as a novel technique and report on its safety and effectiveness. Methods: Patients were randomly enrolled to an LRSB or control group (n=19 each). In the LRSB group, after the umbilical wound was closed, local anesthetic was injected transcutaneous at each of 4 sites (3 cm above and below the umbilicus bilaterally) with 10 mL of 0.25% levobupivacaine, laparoscopically. The control group received conventional postoperative pain management. The primary endpoint was visual analogue scale (VAS) pain score at the end of surgery. Secondary endpoints were VAS...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Weight Loss Outcomes in Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (LVSG) Versus Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) Procedures: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusions: In conclusion, LRYGB and LVSG are comparable with regards to the weight loss outcomes in the short term, with LRYGB achieving slightly greater weight loss. Slow weight recidivism is observed after the first postoperative year following both procedures. Long-term reporting of outcomes obtained from well-designed studies using intention-to-treat analyses are identified as a major gap in the literature at present. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

The Comparison of Etomidate and Propofol Anesthesia in Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Introduction: Etomidate and propofol played an important role in the sedation of patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare their efficacy and safety. Materials and Methods: PubMed, EMbase, Web of science, EBSCO, and Cochrane library databases were systematically searched. Randomized controlled trials assessing the effect of etomidate versus propofol for the anesthesia of patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy were included. Two investigators independently searched articles, extracted data, and assessed the quality of included studies. The primary ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - February 1, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Endoscopic Stenting With the Over-The-Scope Technique: Our Experience With 11 Consecutive Patients
Conclusions: Our results encourage the use of the OTSS technique in cases where standard Over the Wire delivery systems of large-bore stents cannot reach or cross distal or tortuous strictures. The technique can also be used to reinsert migrated stents or misplaced braided-suture release mechanism (Ultraflex) stents. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Three-Port Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Novel Technical Modification
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has rapidly been adopted as a primary surgical procedure in bariatric patients. The technique of multiport sleeve gastrectomy is described using 4 to 6 ports and an additional port for a liver retractor. A technique of single-port sleeve gastrectomy has been described, the principal advantages of which appear to reduced postoperative pain and an improved cosmetic outcome. In this paper we describe a novel, and easily reproducible technique for the performance of a sleeve gastrectomy using only 3 ports that does not compromise the procedure and may offset the disadvantages of a multiport tech...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Application of Fluorescent Cholangiography for Determination of the Resection Line During a Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for a Benign Lesion of the Cystic Duct: Preliminary Experience
Conclusions: Application of fluorescent cholangiography in the determination of the location of the resection line location during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for benign lesions of the cystic duct should be widely accepted. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Preperitoneal Suction Technique to Secure the Proper Mesh Position During Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy
Conclusions: The “preperitoneal suction technique” seems useful to detect mesh dislocation and has potential to reduce TAPP-related complications. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Real-time Continuous Esophageal High-resolution Manometry (HRM) During Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Dor Fundoplication for the Treatment of Achalasia. A Promising Novelty in Regards of Perfecting Surgical Technique: Could It Guide Surgical Technique Toward Excellent Results?
High-resolution manometry (HRM) is the gold-standard diagnostic tool for achalasia of the esophagus. Laparoscopic Heller-Dor technique is the preferred surgical approach with success rate estimated 90%. The use of intraoperative HRM provides real-time estimation of intraluminal esophageal pressures and identifies the exact points of esophageal luminal pressure during laparoscopy. Ten patients with achalasia underwent surgery. All patients preoperatively completed 1 manometric study and Quality of Life questionnaires (EORTC QLQ-C30 version 3.0) with Eckardt scores. We collected intraoperative manometry data and repeated man...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

The History of Laparoscopic Appendicostomy With Cecoplication
No abstract available (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Short-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Versus Open Right Hemihepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
This study aimed to compare the perioperative outcomes of the right hemihepatectomy via laparoscopic and open approach to treat HCC at a single institution. Methods: From January 2010 to 2015, we performed right hemihepatectomy in 77 HCC patients. LRH was performed in 35 patients and open right hemihepatectomy (ORH) was performed in 42 patients. All clinical data were analyzed retrospectively. Results: The mean LRH operative time was longer than ORH (309±108 vs. 223±110 min; P (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Mediastinoscopy-assisted Transhiatal Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer: A Single-Institutional Cohort Study
We compared the therapeutic outcomes of mediastinoscopy-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy (MATHE) with transthoracic esophagectomy (TTE), and with video-assisted thoracoscopic esophagectomy (VATS-E) for the treatment of esophageal cancer. Twenty patients underwent MATHE in our institute from 2001 to 2005 were enrolled. We evaluated the therapeutic outcomes, including perioperative complications and long-term prognosis after surgery, and compared these with 15 patients who underwent TTE during the same time period and 15 who underwent VATS-E at a later date. MATHE was performed safely and the long-term prognosis were satis...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Single-Incision Totally Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair After Previous Inguinal Hernia Repair
Introduction: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of single-incision laparoscopic surgery for totally extraperitoneal repair (SILS-TEP) after previous open inguinal hernia repair. Materials and Methods: This prospective study included 372 consecutive patients undergoing SILS-TEP for inguinal hernia between January 2011 and December 2015 at Osaka Police Hospital. The outcomes of the patient after previous open inguinal hernia repair were compared with those of the control patients. Results: In total, 22 patients (6%, 22/372) undergoing SILS-TEP after previous inguinal hernia repair were included in this study. There we...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Outcomes of 750 Patients: A 2.5-Year Experience at a Bariatric Center of Excellence
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is gaining popularity worldwide. This retrospective cohort study evaluated the outcomes of a large cohort of patients with obesity who underwent LSG in a Bariatric Center of Excellence. All consecutive patients who underwent LSG between July 2013 and April 2016 were identified retrospectively. Preoperative and postoperative variables and comorbidities were recorded. The study consisted of 750 patients. Their mean age was 37.4 years; 72% were women, and the mean body mass index was 42.8 kg/m2. The most common preoperative comorbidities were diabetes (23.3%), hyperlipidemia (21.9%), hype...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Early Discharge After Colorectal Resection: The Positive Impact of an Enhanced Recovery Program on a Rural Colorectal Surgery Service
Conclusions: The ER program positively impacted the outcome of colorectal resections also in our rural setting. Discharging patients expeditiously did not affect postoperative morbidity or readmission rate. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research