Surgical Endoscopy

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List of Papers (Total 816)

Correction to: Long-term outcomes of patients with early gastric cancer found to have lesions for which endoscopic treatment is not indicated on histopathological evaluation after endoscopic submucosal dissection

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Advances in stereotactic navigation for pelvic surgery

Background Stereotactic navigation could improve the quality of surgery for rectal cancer. Critical challenges related to soft tissue stereotactic pelvic navigation include the potential difference in patient anatomy between intraoperative lithotomy and preoperative supine position for imaging. The objective of this study was to determine the difference in patient anatomy, sacral ...

Minimally invasive esophagectomy: a propensity score-matched analysis of semiprone versus prone position

Background The preferred surgical approach for esophageal cancer is a minimally invasive transthoracic esophagectomy with a two-field lymph node dissection. The thoracoscopic phase may be performed either in prone- or in left lateral decubitus (LLD) position. Prone positioning has been associated with better pulmonary outcomes compared to LLD positioning; however, conversion to a ...

Control of inferior vena cava injury during laparoscopic surgery using a double balloon-equipped central venous catheter: proof of concept in a live porcine model

Background Iatrogenic inferior vena cava (IVC) injury is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication during laparoscopic surgery. This experimental study aimed to assess the hemostatic ability of a new device, double balloon-equipped central venous (DB-CV) catheter, for IVC injury. Methods The DB-CV catheter comprises a triple-lumen sphincterotome combined with two ...

Seroma following transabdominal preperitoneal patch plasty (TAPP): incidence, risk factors, and preventive measures

Background The reported range of seroma formation in the literature after TEP repair is between 0.5 and 12.2% and for TAPP between 3.0 and 8.0%. Significant clinical factors associated with seroma formation include old age, a large hernia defect, an extension of the hernia sac into the scrotum, as well as the presence of a residual indirect sac. Seroma formation is a frequent ...

Strategy of laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer of the splenic flexure: a novel approach

Background The splenic flexure (SF) anatomy is complex due to multiple vessels, surrounding organs, layers, and irregular adhesions [1–3]. Methods Our laparoscopic approach involves a lateral-to-medial approach to the left-sided transverse mesocolon (TM), a medial-to-lateral approach to the left mesocolon (LM), and take-down of the remnant SF. First, the omental bursa is opened and ...

Mental practice with interactive 3D visual aids enhances surgical performance

Background Evidence suggests that Mental Practice (MP) could be used to finesse surgical skills. However, MP is cognitively demanding and may be dependent on the ability of individuals to produce mental images. In this study, we hypothesised that the provision of interactive 3D visual aids during MP could facilitate surgical skill performance. Methods 20 surgical trainees were ...

Game-based training improves the surgeon’s situational awareness in the operation room: a randomized controlled trial

Background Equipment-related malfunctions directly relate to one-fourth of the adverse events in the surgical theater. A serious game trains residents to recognize and respond to equipment problems in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). These include disturbed vision, gas transport, electrocautery, and pathophysiological disturbances. This randomized controlled trial explores whether ...

Near-infrared fluorescence laparoscopy of the cystic duct and cystic artery: first experience with two new preclinical dyes in a pig model

Background Imaging techniques that enhance visualisation of the anatomy may help prevent bile duct injury. Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging is such a technique. Previous experiments with ICG have shown that illumination of the extra-hepatic bile ducts is feasible. Yet, there is room for improvement in the visualisation of the target as compared to the background. Experiments with ...

Fully covered stents are similar to semi-covered stents with regard to migration in palliative treatment of malignant strictures of the esophagus and gastric cardia: results of a randomized controlled trial

Introduction Stent migration is a significant clinical problem in palliation of malignant strictures in the esophagus and gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ). We have compared a newer design of a fully-covered stent to a widely used semi-covered stent using migration >20 mm as the primary outcome variable. Effects on dysphagia, quality of life (QoL) and re-intervention frequency were ...

TEP or TAPP for recurrent inguinal hernia repair—register-based comparison of the outcome

Introduction The guidelines of the international hernia societies recommend laparo-endoscopic inguinal hernia repair for recurrent hernias after open primary repair. To date, no randomized trials have been conducted to compare the TEP vs TAPP outcome for recurrent inguinal hernia repair. A Swiss registry study identified only minor differences between the two techniques, thus ...

Favorable results from a prospective evaluation of 200 patients with large hiatal hernias undergoing LINX magnetic sphincter augmentation

Introduction Magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) of the lower esophageal sphincter restores the antireflux barrier in patients with hiatal hernias ≤3 cm. We performed a prospective study in patients undergoing MSA with the LINX device during repair of paraesophageal and hernias over 3 cm axial component. Methods and procedures Multicenter, prospective study of consecutive ...

The mesenteric defects in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: 5 years follow-up of non-closure versus closure using the stapler technique

Background Internal hernia (IH) is a common complication of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). Little large-volume data exist on how to handle the mesenteric defects during LRYGB. This study evaluated long-term follow-up (5.5 years) of 2443 patients with primary closure of the mesenteric defects with a stapling device at LRYGB, in comparison with a non-closed group from ...

Colorectal ESD in day surgery

Background Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was developed in Japan and is growing in popularity in Europe. Patients undergoing a colorectal ESD procedure in Japan are hospitalized for several days. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of colorectal ESD as an outpatient procedure in a European setting. Methods A prospective cohort of all patients ...

Infrahepatic inferior vena cava clamping with Pringle maneuvers for laparoscopic extracapsular enucleation of giant liver hemangiomas

Background This study aimed to determine the feasibility of the extracapsular enucleation method for giant liver hemangiomas by infrahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) clamping and the Pringle maneuver to control intraoperative bleeding under laparoscopic hepatectomy. Methods From January 2012 to January 2016, 36 patients underwent laparoscopic extracapsular enucleation of giant ...

Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus conventional four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Background Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) might maximize the advantages of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) by reducing postoperative pain and improving cosmesis. However, the safety and feasibility of SILC has not yet been established. This study assesses safety, patient reported outcome measures and feasibility of SILC versus conventional LC. Methods ...

Surgical volume and conversion rate in laparoscopic hysterectomy: does volume matter? A multicenter retrospective cohort study

Background A multicenter, retrospective, cohort study was conducted in the Netherlands. The aim was to evaluate whether surgical volume of laparoscopic hysterectomies (LHs) performed by proven skilled gynecologists had an impact on the conversion rate from laparoscopy to laparotomy. Methods In 14 hospitals, all LHs performed by 19 proven skilled gynecologists between 2007 and 2010 ...

Laparoscopic D2 total gastrectomy and en-mass splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy for locally advanced proximal gastric cancer

Background Safety and efficacy of laparoscopy surgery in locally Advanced Gastric Cancers (AGC) have not been proven by randomized control trials. Therefore, standard of care for AGC is still open surgery. Here, we are presenting a 64-year-old female with proximal gastric adenocarcinoma (close to cardio-oesophageal junction) adherent to tail of pancreas, who underwent D2 total ...

Patient-specific mental rehearsal with interactive visual aids: a path worth exploring?

Background Surgeons of today are faced with unprecedented challenges; necessitating a novel approach to pre-operative preparation which takes into account the specific tests each case poses. In this study, we examine patient-specific mental rehearsal for pre-surgical practice and assess whether this method has an additional effect when compared to generic mental rehearsal. Methods ...

High clinical impact and diagnostic accuracy of EUS-guided biopsy sampling of subepithelial lesions: a prospective, comparative study

Background In a tertiary center setting we aimed to study the diagnostic accuracy and clinical impact of EUS-guided biopsy sampling (EUS-FNB) with a reverse bevel needle compared with that of fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the work-up of subepithelial lesions (SEL). Methods All patients presenting with SELs referred for EUS-guided sampling were prospectively included in ...

Advanced Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy with magnetic compressive anastomats in obstructive jaundice dog models

Background Although commonly used procedure, Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy (RYHJ) remains to be complicated, time consuming, and has a relatively poor prognosis. We designed the magnetic compressive anastomats (MCAs) to perform RYHJ more efficiently and safely. Materials and methods 36 dogs were divided into two groups randomly. After obstructive jaundice model construction, RYHJ ...

Impact of laparoscopy on the prevention of pulmonary complications after thoracoscopic esophagectomy using data from JCOG0502: a prospective multicenter study

Background Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are the most common causes of serious morbidity after esophagectomy, which involves both thoracic and abdominal incisions. Although the thoracoscopic approach decreases PPC frequency after esophagectomy, it remains unclear whether the frequency is further decreased by combining it with laparoscopic gastric mobilization. This ...