Efficacy of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Management of Small Duodenal Neuroendocrine Tumors
Background: Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for small ( (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Articles Source Type: research

Methylene Blue or Upper GI, Which is More Effective for Detecting Leaks in Gastric Bypass Patients?
Conclusions: UGI studies and methylene blue challenges had no significant difference in detecting a postoperative leak. Furthermore, these tests may have limited utility and may warrant adjuncts to aid in leak detection. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Surgical Residents are Excluded From Robot-assisted Surgery
Conclusions: Our results demonstrate a severe problem with surgical education. Robot-assisted surgery is increasingly used; however, robotic surgical training during residency is almost nonexisting. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Open Surgery Against Laparoscopic Surgery for Mid-Rectal or Low-Rectal Cancer of Male Patients: Better Postoperative Genital Function of Laparoscopic Surgery
Purpose: To evaluate retrospectively the postoperative genital function, the local recurrence, and the survival rate impacted by laparoscopic or open surgery for rectal cancer (RC) in male patients. Methods: A total of 398 male RC patients after laparoscopic or open total mesorectal excision (TME) of rectomy (205 patients in the TME with laparoscopy group, and 193 patients in the control group) were included in our study, between October 1997 and December 2013. Postoperative genital function, local recurrence, and the 5-year survival rate were analyzed, retrospectively. Results: The rate of erection dysfunction was lower i...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Survival and Complication Rates of Laparoscopic Versus Open Catheter Placement in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: A Meta-Analysis
The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic insertion method with a conventional open surgery. A systematical search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library up to June 2014. Relative risks (RRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used as estimates. Four randomized-controlled trials and 10 cohort studies involving 2323 patients were identified. The pooled results showed that laparoscopic insertion technique significantly prolonged the 1-year survival (RR=1.23; 95% CI, 1.12-1.35) and 2-year survival (RR=1.36; 95% CI, 1.16-1.60). Meanwhile, laparoscopic insertio...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

In-Depth Survey of Scarring and Distress in Patients Undergoing Bilateral Axillo-Breast Approach Robotic Thyroidectomy or Conventional Open Thyroidectomy
Purpose: Oncologic and surgical outcomes of bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic thyroidectomy (RoT) are comparable with those of open thyroidectomy (OT). We compared degree of scarring and psychological/physical distress between OT and BABA RoT. Materials and Methods: Study included 129 cases of thyroidectomy (78 OT, 51 BABA RoT). Patients were evaluated by psychology consultant using 5-point scale questionnaire. Results: BABA RoT was associated with lower degree of scarring than OT (7.8 vs. 11.7, P (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in the Emergency Setting: Trends in the Province of Ontario
Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the adoption trends of emergency laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the province of Ontario. Study Design: We conducted a retrospective time-series analysis examining rates of emergency colorectal surgery among 10.5 million adults in Ontario, Canada from April 1, 2002 to December 31, 2009. We linked administrative claims databases and the Ontario Cancer Registry to assess procedure rates over time. Procedure trends were assessed using time-series analysis. Results: Over the 8-year period, 29,676 emergency colorectal procedures were identified. A total of 2582 (8.7%) were...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Systemic Acute-phase Response in Laparoscopic and Open Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis: A Case-matched Comparative Study
Conclusions: LAP-IPAA is a less-invasive operative procedure than open IPAA with respect to the postoperative systemic inflammatory response and postoperative recovery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Initial Outcomes of Symmetrically Flared Covered Nitinol Stents for Esophageal Pathologies
Background: A recently available, low profile, fully covered metal stent with symmetrical flares (FCMSF) may offer improved resistance to migration in esophageal disease. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of 58 esophageal FCMSF placed in 46 consecutive patients was performed. Pathologies included stricture and leak of benign and malignant etiology. Results: Sixteen of 58 stents (28%) were placed urgently/emergently. All patients had successful stent deployment with 0% stent-related hospital mortality. Postoperative morbidity occurred in 15 of the 58 (26%) stents and included stent migration, atrial fibrillation...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Video-assisted Thoracic Sympathicotomy for the Treatment of Palmar and Axillary Hyperhidrosis: A 17-Year Experience
Conclusion: According to the data obtained, the procedure we described significantly improves the quality of life of treated patients, also proving the durability of this procedure. Discussion: Minimally invasive endoscopic transthoracic sympathicotomy has proven to be an effective and durable surgical treatment for severe primary hyperhidrosis. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Learning Curve for Robotic Thyroidectomy Using a Bilateral Axillo-Breast Approach From the 100 Cases
Conclusions: The learning curve for robotic thyroidectomy with central lymph node dissection using bilateral axillo-breast approach was 40 cases for beginner surgeons. Robotic total thyroidectomy was performed effectively and safely after experience with 40 cases, as with lobectomy. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) After Previous Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Is Feasible and Safe in a Porcine Model
Purpose: We sought to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and difficulty of performing the per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure in the setting of a prior Heller myotomy using a survival porcine model. Methods: Four pigs underwent laparoscopic Heller myotomy with Dor partial anterior fundoplication followed by the POEM performed 4 weeks later. Two additional pigs served as controls, undergoing only the POEM. Results: All procedures were completed without complications. The revisional POEM was not significantly more difficult than POEM controls based on procedure time, POEM procedure components, or procedure difficulty...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Evaluation and Comparison of the Early Outcomes of Open and Laparoscopic Surgery of Liver Hydatid Cyst
Conclusions: Laparoscopic surgery seems to be effective and safe, with low morbidity rates for uncomplicated cysts in accessible segments of the liver. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopy Combined With Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery for Rectal Cancer: A Prospective, Single-blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial
Conclusions: Laparoscopy combined with TEM is a feasible and effective treatment for radical excision of middle-upper rectal cancer due to the advantages of lower morbidity and earlier recovery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Diverticulum With Papillae: Does Position of Papilla Affect Technical Success?
In this study, we investigate the effect of localization and position of the papilla according to the diverticulum on the success of therapeutic ERCP procedures. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted prospectively in the patients with naive papillae, who underwent ERCP for a period of 16 months. In all patients, the position of papillae according to the diverticulum (the periphery of the diverticulum is thought as the clock circumference, and the position of papillae is defined as the dials of clock), the success rate of biliary cannulation, total procedure time, overall treatment success rate of ERCP, and the com...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Pure Laparoscopic Versus Open Liver Resection in Treatment of Hepatolithiasis Within the Left Lobes: A Randomized Trial Study
Objective: The application of laparoscopic technology to liver surgery has been developing rapidly, yet very few studies have been conducted to compare the outcomes between open and laparoscopic liver resections. So little is known about their advantages and disadvantages. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare the outcomes between laparoscopic and open liver resection in treatment of hepatolithiasis within the left lateral lobes. Patients and Methods: Between January 2010 and May 2013, 98 patients with hepatolithiasis within the left lateral lobes diagnosed by preoperative computed tomography and magn...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Right Colon Resection With Transvaginal Extraction: A Systematic Review of 90 Cases
Conclusions: Laparoscopic resection and transvaginal specimen extraction is a promising technique for some right-sided colon pathologies. For patient selection, an accessible vaginal port (patient acceptance and a vagina that is not narrow) and an en-mass lesion of ≤8 cm were necessary. Malignancy, previous abdominopelvic surgery, obesity, and old age were not considered as contraindications. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) Versus Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) for Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: A Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: On the basis of current evidence, TEP as a modified and more complex laparoscopic procedure than TAPP, did not lead to a significant difference in aspects of clinical outcomes and complications. Therefore, we firstly recommended TAPP for laparoscopic hernia repair, especially for nonexpert surgeons. Further choices would be made according to the specific clinical characteristics of patients and surgeons. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - October 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Technique and Initial Experiences of Choledocholithotomy Closure With Knotless Unidirectional Barbed Sutures After Surgery for Biliary Stone Disease
Conclusion: The knotless unidirectional barbed sutures are a safe and effective tool for choledochotomy repair during surgery for common bile duct stones. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Can We Use the Disposable Laparoscopic Clip Appliers as Suture Anchors? An In Vitro Feasibility Study
Introduction: Intracorporeal suturing is time-consuming and could be difficult in certain operative circumstances. Instead of knot tying, specially designed clips have been introduced to anchor and secure the end of a single strand or suture. Although these clips provide a maximal required holding grip (HG), they considerably increase the cost of the procedure. The aim of this in vitro study was to identify the feasibility, and means of achieving the best HG, of commonly used disposable automatic clip appliers (LCAs) over regular strands. Methods: We placed 2-0 PDS (rigid) and 2-0 Vicryl (soft) sutures through fresh gastri...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Strategic Approach to the Splenic Artery in Laparoscopic Spleen-preserving Distal Pancreatectomy
Conclusions: In performing SVP-LSPDP, it is effective to make a strategic choice between 2 different approaches according to the course of splenic artery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Harness Traction Technique (HARNESS): Novel Method for Controlling the Transection Plane During Laparoscopic Hepatectomy
We present our experience using a novel method for controlling the transection plane, which we termed as the Harness Traction Technique (HARNESS) and evaluate its usefulness. From May 2009 to March 2012, laparoscopic hepatectomies using HARNESS were performed on 35 patients. After the superficial hepatic parenchyma on the line was transected at 1 to 2 cm depth, 5 mm tape was placed along the groove of the line and tied to prevent it from slipping off. Tape was tied and pulled using a forceps toward the best direction for minimizing the bleeding, moving the transection point to the appropriate position and creating good ten...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

BiClamp-Fracture Method in Pure Laparoscopic Hepatectomy: Verifying its Efficacy Irrespective of Liver Stiffness
Conclusion: BiClamp-fracture method was effective in transecting liver parenchyma irrespective of liver stiffness in PLH. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Surgical Outcomes of Laparoscopic Liver Resection in Elderly Patients: A Comparative Study From a Single Center
In conclusion, LLR for elderly patients was a feasible procedure compared with nonelderly patients. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Original Article Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Remifentanil and Sulfentanyl in Painless Gastroscopic Examination: A Prospective Study: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Errata Source Type: research

Bilateral Areolar Approach Endoscopic Thyroidectomy for Low-risk Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Review of 137 Cases in a Single Institute: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Errata Source Type: research

Re: Comparison of Stapling Techniques and Management of the Mesoappendix in Laparoscopic Appendectomy
No abstract available (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Timing of Cholecystectomy for Biliary Pancreatitis in Chinese Patients
Conclusion: In Chinese patients, cholecystectomy should be performed within 3 weeks after admission without delay, and is feasible and cost-effective. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

A Case-matched Comparative Study of Laparoscopic Versus Open Distal Pancreatectomy
Conclusions: The laparoscopic approach to distal pancreatectomy offers advantages over open surgery in terms of reductions in operative trauma and duration of postoperative recovery without compromising the oncologic resection. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Comparison of 2 New Promising Weapons for the Treatment of Hydatid Cyst Disease: PAIR and Laparoscopic Therapy
Background: To compare the effectiveness and safety for hydatid disease treatment, the 2 new minimally invasive therapies: laparoscopic and PAIR (puncture, aspiration, injection, and reaspiration) were compared by systematic meta-analysis. Methods: A comprehensive analysis of published cases from 1990 to 2014 was performed using PubMed database. A total of 231 publications on laparoscopic treatment of hydatid cysts and 298 publications on the PAIR treatment were identified. Thirty-eight studies involved 1230 laparoscope-treated subjects and 41 involved 2686 PAIR-treated subjects in this review. The effectiveness and safety...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Totally Percutaneous Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Using the Preclosing Technique: Towards the Least Invasive Therapeutic Alternative
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) offers a minimally invasive approach for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, whereas arterial closure devices have made totally percutaneous EVAR feasible. This is a retrospective analysis of patients undergoing EVAR in a single institution, between May 2011 and October 2014 using surgical or percutaneous access. Hemostasis after percutaneous access was achieved with 2 Perclose ProGlide suture-mediated devices and a preclosing technique. Technical success, local complications, procedural times, length of hospitalization, and need for analgesics are recorded and compared between ...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

A 3-cm Single-port Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Lung Cancer
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is advantageous over traditional surgical practices, because of a faster postoperative recovery period, less pain, and a shorter hospital length of stay. There is no single standard technique in the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery approach. Although these “minimally invasive” resections are habitually performed through 3-port or 4-port incision, we performed a left lower lobectomy in a 54-year-old male patient for lung cancer, through a 3-cm single-port incision. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Left Hemihepatectomy for Left-sided Hepatolithiasis
Conclusions: LLH for left-sided hepatolithiasis is feasible and safe in selected patients. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Results of Immediate Discharge From Postanesthesia Care Unit to Home After Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Acute Nonperforated Appendicitis
Conclusions: Immediate discharge from the postanesthesia care unit for patients with acute nonperforated appendicitis appears safe and effective in the community hospital setting. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Economic Implications of Providing Emergency Cholecystectomy for All Patients With Biliary Pathology: A Retrospective Analysis
Conclusions: ALC is cost-effective and safe. It can be offered to all patients with biliary pathology provided they are fit enough for surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Surgery for Perforated Duodenal Ulcer Disease: Analysis of 70 Consecutive Cases From a Single Surgeon
Conclusions: Our results suggest that laparoscopic surgery may be applied to all duodenal ulcer perforations. However, because of the learning period, we believe that laparoscopic surgery may not be suited to every surgeon. However, when performed by laparoscopic experts, laparoscopic surgery can be a valuable approach for treating difficult duodenal ulcer perforations. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Observed Variability in Sleeve Gastrectomy Volume and Compliance Does Not Correlate to Postoperative Outcomes
Background: Restrictive bariatric procedures reduce gastric capacity as a primary mechanism of action. Intraoperatively, surgeons observe variability in size and compliance of specimens. We hypothesized that higher gastric specimen volume or tissue compliance would respond better to restrictive procedures. Materials and Methods: Consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy between September 2012 and September 2013 were enrolled. Specimens were insufflated at graduated pressure points creating pressure volume curves, and compliance was calculated. Postoperative weight loss and a hunger scores were recorde...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Three-dimensional Laparoscopy: Does Improved Visualization Decrease the Learning Curve Among Trainees in Advanced Procedures?
Conclusions: Our results indicate that 3D significantly improved visualization and ability to perform complex tasks in the skills laboratory setting. This technology may be very effective in teaching advanced laparoscopic skills in the era of work-hour restrictions. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Local Anesthetics in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Conclusions: Intraperitoneal application of local anesthetics and trocar wound infiltration did not lower the pain scores in comparison with trocar wound infiltration in our study. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Pyloroduodenal Wrap Utilizing the Lesser Omentum: A Novel Emergency Surgery Technique
Conclusions: Gastroduodenal wrap utilizing the lesser omentum is a novel technique based on solid concepts that suits laparoscopic specialty as a separate identity from open surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Use of Mesh in Laparoscopic Large Hiatal Hernia Repair: A Survey of European Surgeons
Conclusions: The results of this survey are very instructive for the individual surgeons throughout the world as these illustrate how colleagues in Europe handle the controversial issues in large hiatal hernia repair. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Xylitol Gum Chewing to Achieve Early Postoperative Restoration of Bowel Motility After Laparoscopic Surgery
Our objective was to evaluate the effects of postoperative xylitol gum chewing on gastrointestinal functional recovery after laparoscopy. Altogether, 120 patients undergoing elective gynecologic laparoscopy were randomly divided into 2 groups of 60 each (final numbers: 53 controls, 56 patients). Controls underwent a routine postoperative regimen. Starting 6 hour after surgery, study patients chewed mint-flavored, sugarless xylitol gum until flatus occurred thrice a day. Other postoperative management was routine. First bowel sounds, first flatus, first bowel movement, and discharge times were recorded. Symptoms included ab...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Distal Pancreatectomy: A Single-Center Analysis of Outcome With Experience and Systematic Review of the Literature
Conclusions: Low numbers of LDP are required to reach proficiency in the hands of expert laparoscopic surgeons. Our results correspond with numbers quoted in the literature. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Short-term and Long-term Outcomes Regarding Laparoscopic Versus Open Surgery for Low Rectal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery is safe and feasible for the treatment of low rectal cancer. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Muscle Relaxation in Laparoscopic Surgery: What is the Evidence for Improved Operating Conditions and Patient Outcome? A Brief Review of the Literature
When neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) were introduced into clinical practice in 1942, the event was called the “second revolution in anesthesia.” Despite some significant side effects, NMBAs have remained in the anesthetists’ repertoire, not at least because muscle relaxation has been claimed to allow or facilitate many surgical procedures. Aim of this literature review was to investigate the evidence for the use of NMBA as well as the optimum depth of neuromuscular blockade during laparoscopic surgery. Muscle relaxation may optimize laparoscopic operating conditions by preventing patient movement and...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Open Versus Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniotomy in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Focusing on Postoperative Complications
Conclusions: This meta-analysis favors LH in the repair of bilateral hernias and for unilateral hernias in extraperitoneal approaches’ group. Total postoperative complications were significantly reduced in LH, especially for major postoperative complications in male children. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Endoscopy Lithotomy for Intrahepatic Gallstones: A Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: Intrahepatic biliary stricture is a major cause of treatment failure for intrahepatic stones and stone recurrence. To prevent recurrent cholangitis or cholangiocarcinoma, complete removal of intrahepatic gallstones is very important. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - August 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

How to Prevent Trocar-site Hernia? A Totally Atraumatic Endoscopic Mini-IPOM-Plug Technique (With Extra-Lightweight Titanium-coated Mesh and Glue)
Conclusions: Our technique for trocar-site closure is easy to perform, safe, and not time-consuming. A complete reconstruction is achieved of the peritoneal injury (intra-abdominal) and of the parietal route created by the trocar (intraparietal). The mesh design and fixation with glue are essential for good results. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

A New Device to Prevent Irregular Adsorption of Fatty Tissue While Using an Irrigation-suction Instrument for Laparoscopic Surgery: Divided Silicone Drain Tip
Conclusions: This simple and easy device facilitated the prevention of irregular adsorption of fatty tissue while using an irrigation-suction instrument for laparoscopic surgery. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research

Securing the Surgical Field in Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy Using a Penrose Drain and Endo Close
Conclusion: This is a simple and effective method to ensure a good surgical field. (Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques)
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - June 1, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research