Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Surgery for Obstructive Colorectal Cancer After Tube Decompression
Conclusions: Laparoscopic surgery after tube decompression achieves faster recovery and equal oncological outcome as open surgery and should be a treatment of choice for obstructive colorectal cancer. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Staple-Line Reinforcement of the Duodenal Stump With Intracorporeal Lembert’s Sutures in Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy With Roux-en-Y Reconstruction for Gastric Cancer
Conclusions: Duodenal stump leakage can be avoided by using reinforcement with Lembert’s sutures. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Percutaneous Pancreatic Biopsies—Still an Effective Method for Histologic Confirmation of Malignancy
Conclusions: Ultrasound-guided and computerized tomographic-guided percutaneous biopsy of pancreatic lesions is an effective and safe method to confirm or refute malignancy in suspicious pancreatic lesions. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided Tru-Cut may have the added advantage of avoiding the risk of peritoneal soiling. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Nonintubated Needlescopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Primary Palmar Hyperhidrosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: Conventional endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is usually performed with 5-mm thoracoscope under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. Needlescopic thoracic sympathectomy under total intravenous anesthesia without intubation has rarely been attempted. This randomized controlled trial assesses the feasibility and safety of this minimally invasive therapeutic procedure in managing primary palmar hyperhidrosis. Methods: From July 2012 to July 2014, 221 patients with severe primary palmar hyperhidrosis underwent bilateral ETS and were randomly allocated to group A or group B. Patients in group A (...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Three-Dimensional Against 2-Dimensional Laparoscopic Colectomy for Right-sided Colon Cancer
Conclusions: 3D laparoscopy appears to reduce the performance time of laparoscopic colectomy when compared with 2D laparoscopy. Further studies are required to address the role of the 3D vision system in laparoscopic colectomy. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of Short-term and Long-term Clinical Outcomes Between Laparoscopic and Open Total Gastrectomy for Patients With Gastric Cancer
Conclusions: Our experience revealed that LTG with intracorporeal circular stapling esophagojejunostomy using the OrVil system could be performed safely and with acceptable oncological outcome for patients with gastric cancer. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Advantages and Disadvantages of 1-Incision, 2-Incision, 3-Incision, and 4-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Workflow Comparison Study
A comparison of 1-port, 2-port, 3-port, and 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy techniques from the point of view of workflow criteria was made to both identify specific workflow components that can cause surgical disturbances and indicate good and bad practices. As a case study, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, including manual tasks and interactions within teamwork members, were video-recorded and analyzed on the basis of specially encoded workflow information. The parameters for comparison were defined as follows: surgery time, tool and hand activeness, operator’s passive work, collisions, and operator intervention...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Surgery in Nonparasitic Cysts of the Liver: Results Observed in a Series of Consecutive Cases
The purpose of this study was to report the results of laparoscopic treatment of nonparasitic cysts of the liver (NPCL) in terms of postoperative morbidity (POM) and recurrence. Prospective case series of patients operated on for NPCL at the Clínica Mayor in Temuco, Chile (2008 to 2015). The preoperative study consisted of general examinations, abdominal ultrasound or computed tomographic scan. The outcome variable was POM. Other variables of interest were surgical time, need for conversion, hospital stay, mortality, and recurrence. In the study period, 41 patients with NPCL underwent surgery. Median age of the seri...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effect of Instrument Type on Transanal Endoscopic Surgery Learning Curves
In this study, we compared the performance of surgical novices using instruments with and without articulating shafts to perform a simulated TES task. Methods: Medical students each performed 10 repetitions of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery circle-cut task. Participants were randomized into 3 groups: 2 performed the task through a TES proctoscope using scissors with either a rigid (TES-R) or articulating (TES-A) shaft. The third group performed the task laparoscopically (LAP). Results: A total of 31 medical students participated. The LAP group had a faster mean task time than both the TES-R and TES-A groups (LA...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Effects of Preoperative Endoscopic Tattooing on Distal Surgical Margin and Ileostomy Rates in Laparoscopic Rectal Cancer Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Study
Conclusions: Preoperative endoscopic tattooing decreases distal resection margins and may reduce protective ileostomy rates in laparoscopic rectal surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Efficacy of Repeated Intraperitoneal Administration of Levobupivacaine in Pain and Opioid Consumption After Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Prospective Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial
Purpose: To estimate the effect of intraperitoneal levobupivacaine on postoperative pain and analgesic requirements, during the first 24 hours after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Materials and Methods: In this prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study, 73 consecutive patients scheduled for LC were randomized into 2 groups. In the local anesthetic group 36 patients received 10 mL of 0.5% levobupivacaine intraperitoneally at the end of the LC and at 4 hours postoperatively, whereas in the placebo group 37 patients received 10 mL of 0.9% normal saline. Visual analog scale pain scores, analgesic consumpt...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

How to Quantify Recovery After Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: An Assessment of Patient-reported Health-related Quality of Life
Conclusions: Despite minimally invasive approach, patients undergoing LA may require about 4 weeks to return to baseline activity, gastrointestinal, and pain status. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Impact of Laparoscopic Lens Contamination in Operating Theaters: A Study on the Frequency and Duration of Lens Contamination and Commonly Utilized Techniques to Maintain Clear Vision
Conclusions: Our observational study demonstrates that one third of the duration of a laparoscopic procedure is performed without perfectly clear display. The suboptimal display during an operation is similar to that of driving with a dirty windshield and having to step out of the car to clean it before continuing with the journey. The disruption to operative flow is transcribed as frustration felt by surgeons when display is compromised and having to clean the lens. However, the economical impact of cleaning the lens during the operation remains to be demonstrated. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Results of Endoscopic and Surgical Fistula Treatment in Esophagointestinal Anastomosis After Gastrectomy
Conclusions: The use of hemoclips in the treatment of small fistulas and of self-expandable covered stents in the treatment of medium and large fistulas is an effective method that shortens the hospitalization period and accelerates the introduction of oral nutrition while reducing the number of fatal complications. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Clostridial Gas Gangrene of the Abdominal Wall After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report and Review
We present a case report of a 48-year-old man with obesity, coronary artery disease, and diabetes, who developed clostridial gas gangrene of the abdominal wall after an uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Although the diagnosis was missed initially, successful radical surgical debridement was performed and the patient survived. Pathogenesis, symptoms, prognostic factors, and the best treatment are discussed. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

The Role of Crowdsourcing in Assessing Surgical Skills
Conclusions: Crowdsourcing has been validated as an important way to provide feedback for surgical skill. It has been demonstrated to be effective in both dry-lab and live surgery, for a variety of tasks and methods. However, more studies must be performed to ensure that crowdsourcing can provide quality feedback in a wider variety of scenarios. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Spigelian Hernia Repair: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: There are a number of laparoscopic techniques available to the surgeon repairing a SH. Overall, laparoscopic repair of the SH is a safe and acceptable method. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Liver Resection can be an Effective Way in Obese Patients: A Single Center of 2-Year Experience
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic liver resection in obese patients, we compared the operative outcomes between obese and nonobese patients, also between laparoscopic liver resection and open liver resection of obese and nonobese patients. Materials and Methods: A total of 86 patients suffering from liver resection in our department from January 2013 to December 2014 were divided into 3 groups: the obese patients group for laparoscopic liver resection, the nonobese patients group for laparoscopic liver resection and the obese patients group for open liver resection. Characteristics and clin...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Open Versus Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Single-Center Results of 587 Cases
Purpose: We aimed to compare the short-term and long-term results of laparoscopic and open rectal resections. Methods: A total of 587 rectal cancer patients were included. The main measures were demographic data, duration of surgery, early postoperative results, pathologic data, and long-term follow-up. Results: There were no significant differences in demographic data, morbidity rate, tumor location, and sphincter-preservation rates between the 2 groups. The duration of surgery (155 vs. 173 min, P (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection With Circumferential Incision and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Rectal Carcinoid Tumor
Background and Aims: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been a valuable treatment of choice for rectal carcinoid tumors that are endoscopically treatable because of its satisfactory resection rate and low recurrence rate. For treatment of small rectal carcinoids, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is more often chosen by endoscopists because of its safety and time efficiency. We applied circumferential incision and endoscopic mucosal resection (CI-EMR), which is a modification of EMR, to treat rectal carcinoid tumors and compared their efficacy and safety. Methods: Between January 2008 and December 2013, we enroll...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Outcomes From an Enhanced Recovery Program for Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery
Conclusions: Laparoscopic gastrectomy within an ERAS protocol results in a short hospital stay with an acceptable morbidity and mortality rate. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery: Current and Future Perspectives
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery is part of the colorectal surgeons’ armamentarium for over 2 decades. Since its first implementation for the resection of benign and T1 malignant lesions in the rectum several new indications were developed and it carries additional promise for further extension in upcoming years. Herein we review the technique, its current indications, novel implications, and future perspectives. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Review Article Source Type: research

Learning Curve for Laparoscopic Major Hepatectomy: Use of the Cumulative Sum Method
Conclusion: Laparoscopic major resection is safe and feasible; operative outcomes improved after overcoming the learning curve. Right posterior sectionectomy, however, should be further evaluated for its cost-effectiveness. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Case-matched Comparison of Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Proctectomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The present study reports an early institutional experience with robotic proctectomy (RP) and outcome comparison with laparoscopic proctectomy (LP) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Patients who underwent either RP or LP during proctocolectomy for IBD between January 2010 and June 2014 were matched (1:1) and reviewed. Twenty-one patients undergoing RP fulfilled the study criteria and were matched with an equal number of patients who had LP. Operative time was longer (304 vs. 213 min, P=0.008) and estimated blood loss was higher in the RP group (360 vs. 188 mL, P=0.002). Conversion rates (9.5% vs. 14.3%, P&...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

A Pooled Analysis of Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Surgery for Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer
Conclusions: Our study suggests that RTME for rectal cancer appears to be a safe, feasible, and minimally invasive alternative to its laparoscopic counterpart. 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, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Technical, Oncological, and Functional Safety of Bilateral Axillo-Breast Approach (BABA) Robotic Total Thyroidectomy
Background: The aim of this study was to identify whether bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic total thyroidectomy (RoTT) is technically, oncologically, and functionally safe. Materials and Methods: One hundred eighteen patients underwent BABA robotic thyroidectomy between July 2010 and February 2013. Ninety-one (77.1%) patients underwent RoTT, and 27 (22.9%) underwent robotic unilateral lobectomy. Results: RoTT (n=91) resulted in lower rate of surgical complication and in higher rate of transient hypocalcemia comparing with robotic unilateral lobectomy (n=27) (35.16% vs. 3.7%; P (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy,...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

A Minimally Invasive Strategy for Mirizzi Syndrome Type II: Combined Endoscopic With Laparoscopic Approach
Background: Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is a rare complication of the gallstone disease. Despite the fact that successful laparoscopic treatments have been reported for MS type I, open surgery remains the gold standard approach for MS type II because of the technical difficulties involved. Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the best technique for patients with MS type II by comparing the duration of surgery, loss of blood, rates of complication, duration of hospitalization, and outcomes of long-term follow-up. Materials and Methods: From January 2009 to September 2014, combined endoscopic retrograde cholangiopanc...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Versus Open Adhesiolysis for Small Bowel Obstruction: A Single-Center Retrospective Case-Control Study
Conclusions: The laparoscopic approach for SBO is feasible because of its fewer complications and hospital stay. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Transanal Endoscopic Operation for Rectal Tumor: Short-term Outcomes and Learning Curve Analysis
Conclusions: TEO is a feasible and safe treatment option for local excision of rectal tumors. TEO has the advantage of being a precise surgical procedure with a stable and magnifying endoscopic view. However, TEO requires a learning period and a careful selection of patients through proper indications and preoperative diagnostics. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Tumor Localization for Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection Without Endoscopic Tattooing
Conclusions: Colorectal tumor localization could be improved by this tumor localization protocol without endoscopic tattooing. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Preoperative Very Low-Calorie Diet Reduces Technical Difficulty During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Obese Patients
This study investigates the effectiveness of preoperative very low-calorie diet (VLCD) in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A prospective observational study of consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy was undertaken. At the preoperative visit, all patients were advised to adhere to VLCD for 2 weeks before surgery (2 kg. Technical difficulty was assessed using questionnaires. A total of 38 patients met the inclusion criteria. Difficulty of visualization and dissection of Calot’s triangle in obese patients was twice that of nonobese patients (P=0.01). In 62% of procedures involving obese VLCD noncompli...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Effect of Equal Ratio Ventilation on Oxygenation, Respiratory Mechanics, and Cerebral Perfusion Pressure During Laparoscopy in the Trendelenburg Position
In conclusion, there was no improvement in oxygenation or respiratory mechanics with ERV. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) Plus Anterior Fundoplication Versus LAGB Alone: A Prospective Comparative Study
Background: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a well-established and effective bariatric procedure, whose outcomes can be compromised by the slippage and the following removal of the band; the association between LAGB and gastric plication has recently been proved as a successful treatment for morbid obesity. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare weight loss and slippage rate between LAGB and LAGB plus anterior fundoplication. Methods: From January 2012 to May 2012, a total of 40 patients were allocated to undergo either LAGB (group A, n=20) or LAGB plus anterior fundoplication (group...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Long-term Effect of Percutaneous Electrical Neurostimulation of Dermatome T6 for Appetite Reduction and Weight Loss in Obese Patients
Conclusion: PENS of dermatome T6 achieves a significant appetite reduction, which is maintained 3 months after completing the therapy. Later, the patients’ appetite is restored, but they do not regain the weight lost. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Nutrient Deficiencies: A Prospective Study
Conclusions: The appearance of vitamin and nutritional deficiencies after LSG is a common phenomenon. Correction of the deficiencies before surgery, sufficient supplementation immediately after the procedure, and routine long follow-up are important to avoid the serious consequences of the deficiencies. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Early Versus Late Cholecystectomy After Clearance of Common Bile Duct Stones by Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: A Prospective Randomized Study
Conclusions: No significant difference between both groups as regards the conversion rate. Recurrent biliary symptoms were significantly more in delayed LC while waiting LC. Morbidity was significantly more in delayed LC. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Late Postoperative Complications in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LVSG) Versus Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB): Meta-analysis and Systematic Review
Conclusions: This meta-analysis and systematic review of RCTs shows that the development of late (major and minor) complications is similar between LVSG and LRYGB procedures, 6 months to 3 years postoperatively, and they do not lead to higher readmission rate or reoperation rate for either procedure. However longer-term surveillance is required to accurately describe the patterns of late complications in these patients. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Consequences of Lost Gallstones During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Review Article
Conclusions: Every effort should be made to prevent gallbladder perforation; otherwise, they should be retrieved immediately during laparoscopy. In cases with multiple large spilled stones or infected bile, conversion to open surgery can be considered. Documentation in operative notes and awareness of patients about lost gallstones are mandatory to early recognition and treatment of any complications. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Is There a Cosmetic Advantage to Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques Over Standard Laparoscopic Surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery represents an evolution of minimally invasive techniques, but has been a controversial development. A cosmetic advantage is stated by many authors, but has not been found to be universally present or even of considerable importance by patients. This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates that there is a cosmetic advantage of the technique regardless of the operation type. The treatment effect in terms of cosmetic improvement is of the order of 0.63. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

The First Case of Total Laparoscopic Living Donor Right Hemihepatectomy in Mainland China and Literature Review
Background: Total laparoscopic living donor right hemihepatectomy (LDRH) has been successfully performed in several transplant centers. Here we report the first LDRH performed in mainland China and review current literature, focusing on perioperative donor evaluation and surgical procedure to secure donor safety. Methods: A 47-year-old man volunteered for living donation to his wife who suffered from sclerosing cholangitis-related liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Donor height is 165 cm and weight is 65 kg, whereas the body mass index is 23.9. The CT volume evaluation showed that the graft-to-body weight ratio...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Technical Report Source Type: research

Comments on “Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) Versus Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) for Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: A Meta-Analysis”
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Fluoroscopy-guided Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Children: A Simple and Safe Technique
In conclusion, F-PEG is a simple and feasible technique, and can reduce the risk of PEG-related complications in handicapped pediatric patients. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Long-term Survival Analysis of Robotic Versus Conventional Laparoscopic Hepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Comparative Study
Conclusions: Robotic approach is an acceptable alternative to laparoscopic partial hepatectomy for HCC. With the potential advantages of robotic system in performing major hepatectomy and resection of tumor in difficult segments, robotic surgery may have an impact on the therapeutic strategy of HCC. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Adenoma Detection Rate in Colonoscopy: Is Indication a Predictor?
Conclusions: ADR differs depending on whether the indication is screening, surveillance, or diagnosis. Within screening colonoscopies, ADR seems to be higher in patients with a positive fecal occult blood test. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Impact of Preoperative Biliary Drainage on Surgical Outcomes in Periampullary and Hilar Malignancy: A Single-Center Experience
In conclusion, PBD in pancreatobiliary surgery was not associated with postoperative complications, but the improvement of PBD is necessary given the high rate of reinterventions. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

A Comparison of Laparoscopic Versus Open Left Hemihepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
This study was designed to compare the perioperative outcomes of left hemihepatectomy through the laparoscopic and the open approaches. Methods: From May 2012 to December 2014, we performed left hemihepatectomy in 45 hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Laparoscopic left hemihepatectomy (LLH) was performed in 20 patients and open left hemihepatectomy (OLH) was performed in 25 patients. All clinical data were analyzed retrospectively. Results: The mean duration of operation was 143±35.6 minutes in the LLH and 137±29.8 minutes in the OLH group; no statistically significant difference was found between the 2 gro...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Evaluation of Sexual and Urinary Function After Implementation of Robot-assisted Surgery for Rectal Cancer: A Single-Center Study
Conclusions: ED and OD are common after rectal cancer surgery. Robotic surgery was seemingly not associated with ED or OD. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Intraoperative Assessment of Esophagogastric Junction Distensibility During Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy
We sought to characterize the changes in esophagogastric junction (EGJ) distensibility during Heller Myotomy with Dor fundoplication using the EndoFLIP device. Intraoperative distensibility measurements on 14 patients undergoing Heller myotomy with Dor fundoplication were conducted over an 18-month period. Minimum esophageal diameter, cross-sectional areas, and distensibility index were measured at 30 and 40 mL catheter volumes before myotomy, postmyotomy, and following Dor fundoplication. Distensibility index is defined as the narrowest cross-sectional area divided by the corresponding pressure expressed in mm2/mm Hg. Hel...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Environmental Noise as an Operative Stressor During Simulated Laparoscopic Surgery
Conclusions: Environmental noise in a simulated theater environment generates a measurable increase in operator stress response during laparoscopy. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Two Decades of Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: 326 Procedures in a Single-Center Experience
Conclusions: Transperitoneal LA is a safe, minimally invasive procedure ensuring early recovery. The submesocolic access is faster and minimizes surgical dissection. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - April 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research