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Recent Laparoscopic, Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery Articles

Recently published articles from Laparoscopic, Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery.

Transoral endoscopic excision of a giant parapharyngeal space tumour: A case report

June 2021
Yazid Bin Pol Ong | Liew Yew Toong | Sakina Binti Gauth | Prepageran Narayanan

Most of the parapharyngeal space tumours are benign. The primary treatment is complete resection of the tumour. Due to its location in the deep neck space, a pre-styloid tumour can be resected via the...

Robot-assisted lobectomy in a patient with poor lung function: Another advantage of robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

June 2021
Miguel R. Buitrago | Marco E. Guerrero | Kristin L. Eckland | Ana María Ramírez | Eric E. Vinck

Patients with poor lung function have a high-risk for pulmonary complications following lobectomy. The development of minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques allows sicker patients to safely...

Application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the endoscopic treatment of severe benign airway stenosis: A case report and literature review

June 2021
Yuyuan Liang | Jihong Zhu | Xing Zheng | Qing Qiao | Yaolin Guan | Jisong Zhang | Enguo Chen

Ventilation strategies in patients with severe tracheal stenosis should be tailored to the patient according to the underlying cause and narrowing location. This report is on a case of a 68-year-old...

Use of the ulcerative colitis endoscopic index of severity and Mayo endoscopic score for predicting the therapeutic effect of mesalazine in patients with ulcerative colitis

June 2021
Haotian Chen | Lexi Wu | Mengyu Wang | Bule Shao | Lingna Ye | Yu Zhang | Qian Cao

The ulcerative colitis endoscopic index of severity (UCEIS) and the Mayo endoscopic score (MES) are developed as objective methods of evaluating endoscopic severity in patients with ulcerative colitis...

Effect of body mass index on the operation time and postoperative hospital stay of retroperitoneal laparoscopic renal cyst decortication

June 2021
Peng Gu | Meilin Li | Minhao Zhang | Xiaoliang He

To investigate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on the operation time and postoperative hospital stay for patients who underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic decortication for a single simple renal...

Two arms-three instruments robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy: A reproducible technique

June 2021
Rooma Sinha | Bana Rupa | Girija Shankar Mohanty

Although laparoscopic hysterectomy has been used for more than 3 decades, it is not universally adopted due to steep learning curve. The robotic platform can bridge this gap and reduce the need for...

Spondylodiscitis, epidural abscess, and meningitis after transoral robotic surgical resection of a squamous cell carcinoma of the posterior pharyngeal wall

Available online 26 June 2021
Seth I. Noorbakhsh | Jeffson C.H. Chung | Meghan T. Turner

Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is a minimally invasive technique for resection of tumors of the posterior pharyngeal wall. Rarely, post-TORS cervical spondylodiscitis has been reported in the literature,...

Commentary on impact of pulmonary function on robotic pulmonary resection

Available online 8 June 2021
Anthony Le | Matheus Carelli | Allen Guo | Christopher Cao

Efficacy of minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy for completion thyroidectomy

March 2021
Ethan Frank | Joshua Park | Christopher Vuong | Lydia Kore | Alfred Simental

Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) is among the most common alternatives to conventional open thyroidectomy. Previous reports have shown it to be safe and effective in patients...

Evolution of techniques in robotic kidney transplantation with perspectives on future developments

March 2021
Thomas Fonseka

Robotic kidney transplantation (RKT) has brought the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the field of renal transplantation. Techniques across the globe have varied and there is a need for standardization...

Updated outcomes using clockwise technique for laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: Optimal treatment of benign and malignant disease of the left pancreas

March 2021
Jordan S. Dutcher | Domenech Asbun | Mary P. Tice | Horacio J. Asbun | John A. Stauffer

Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) has become the preferred approach for surgical management of left sided pancreas pathology. Our institution previously published its experience with distal pancreatectomies...

Harmonic scalpel versus traditional scissors in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: A propensity score-based analysis

March 2021
Zhen Xu | Congcong Xu | Jiawen Zheng | Yichun Zheng

The present study aims to compare the clinical efficacy of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy using a harmonic scalpel versus traditional scissor....

Endoscopic ear surgery in middle ear cholesteatoma

March 2021
Satish Nair | J.G. Aishwarya | Nagamani Warrier | V Pavithra | Aditya Jain | Mehrin Shamim | Krishna Ramanathan | Pooja K. Vasu

Endoscope has been used as diagnostic tool for recidivism and as an adjunct to microscopic technique in the management of cholesteatoma. At present transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) is being...

Management of major vascular injury in laparoscopic urology

December 2020
Sheng Cheng | Qiming Zheng | Liwei Xu | Weiping Zhao | Gonghui Li | Guoqing Ding

During the past three decades, laparoscopy has played a significant role in the management of urological disorders. This study aims to standardize the management of major vascular injury, which is a...

Hand-assisted laparoscopic approach for the treatment of gastrosplenic fistula: A case report and review of the literature

December 2020
Virginia Gallo | Luigi Pugliese | Francesco S. Latteri | Andrea Peri

Gastrosplenic fistula is a rare complication of gastric or splenic lymphoma. Here we report the case of a 48 years old man who developed a gastrosplenic fistula secondary to splenic diffuse large B-cell...

Measuring organ shift and deformation for port placement in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery

December 2020
Mohammad R. Maddah | Cedric Dumas | Olivier Gauthier | Marion Fusellier | Caroline G.L. Cao

Port placement is a crucial pre-operative task in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Due to the insufflation process, the abdominal shape is deformed while the internal organs are shifted in...

Using laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to treat cesarean scar defects: A systematic review and meta-analysis

December 2020
Jingjing Feng | Qijin Zhao | Hedan Wang | Wen Lv

Rising cesarean section rates have led to an increase in cesarean scar defects. However, there is no consensus regarding the gold standard for treating cesarean scar defects. This study aims to compare...

Transcanal endoscopic excision of tympanic paraganglioma: A three-case series

December 2020
Satish Nair | K.V.R. Brijith | J.G. Aishwarya | V. Pavithra

Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that arise in sympathetic and parasympathetic paraganglion system, derived from neural crest cells. Tympanic paraganglioma is a type of head and neck paraganglioma...

Risk factors for conversion to thoracotomy from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery of lung cancer

December 2020
Yifan Liu | Hao Yu | Yunzhen Wang | Zhengfu He

Intraoperative conversion to thoracotomy from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is associated with increased adverse events, which is a major concern. We aim to explore the related risk factors...

Robotic esophagectomy in Colombia: A step forward in a developing country

September 2020
Raúl E. Pinilla | Eric E. Vinck | Ricardo Oliveros | Carlos Carvajal

Surgical advancements in developing countries involve many challenges pertaining to health care coverage and management of limited resources. Here we report the first cases of robot assisted minimally...

Uterine-ileal perforation post pregnancy related dilatation and curettage managed by laparoscopic small bowel resection and primary anastomosis: A case report

September 2020
Melissa Kyriakos Saad | Saleem Abdel Baki | Elias Saikaly

Although rare, small bowel perforation post pregnancy related dilation and curettage presents a serious complication. Herein, we reported a case of 34-year-old female patient presenting for uterine-ileal...

He nailed it: Nail gun injury to the transverse colon

September 2020
Hugo J.R. Bonatti

Nail guns are widely used in powerful tools. Injuries with these devices may be devastating due to the significant force they can deploy. A unique case of a 55-year-old male with accidental nail gun...

Comparison of endoscopic tympanoplasty to microscopic tympanoplasty in anterior tympanic membrane perforation

September 2020
Jingna Zhang | Sunhong Hu

Tympanoplasty aims to eradicate lesions and restore middle ear function in chronic otitis media. This study was conducted to compare the surgical and functional outcomes of endoscopic tympanoplasty...

Robotic versus open transversus abdominis release and incisional hernia repair: A case-control study

September 2020
Jenna Reeves | Shreya Mehta | Ramesh Damodaran Prabha | Yasser Salama | Anubhav Mittal

Transversus abdominus release (TAR) is often required to achieve apposition of the rectus muscles and achieve wide mesh reinforcement of the abdominal wall. Traditionally, TAR has been done with an...

Can bone mineral density affect intra-operative blood loss of mini-invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion?

September 2020
Yong He | Chao Liu | Yue Huang

Many factors affect intraoperative blood loss (BL) in mini-invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) procedures, but only few has examined. Specifically, the impact of bone mineral density (BMD)...

Splenic laceration following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: A literature review and our experience

September 2020
Kan Wang | Yanfei Fang | Aihua Huang | Min Gao

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an invasive procedure, which is widely used in the management of pancreas and biliary tract diseases. It may induce complications, such as pancreatitis,...

Robotic-assisted esophagectomy: A literature review and our experience at a tertiary care centre

September 2020
Sandeep Kumar Jha | Neeraj Dhamija | Arvind Kumar | Saumitra Rawat

Esophageal cancer is a common cancer with a high case-related mortality worldwide, and radical resection offers the best survival. Initial reports have suggested that esophagus is an ideal organ which...

Trends in hospital readmissions and emergency room visits 60 days after robotic-assisted and laparoscopic hysterectomy

September 2020
Zohreh Schuessler | Shuling Liu

Hospital readmission after surgery is one of the major contributors to the increased healthcare cost. Robotic-assisted hysterectomy (RAH) is an innovative surgical procedure most commonly performed...

Factors associated with level III lymph nodes positive and survival analysis of its dissection in patients with breast cancer

June 2020
Heming Zheng | Lixi Luo | Wenhe Zhao

Surgical resection remains the mainstream radical therapy in patients with breast cancer. Given that no consensus has been reached on the exact indication for level III lymph node dissection, the aim...

Timing of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

June 2020
Min Zhang | Wenyi Hu | Mingjie Wu | Guoping Ding | Songmei Lou | Liping Cao

This study was performed to compare the effect of different time intervals between endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) on the operation...

Endoscopically managed sunflower bezoar

June 2020
Samih Hwalla | Elias Saikaly | Melissa Kyriakos Saad | Ihab El Hajj

Rectal bezoar is rare. It is important to admit the patient with huge colorectal phytobezoars to hospital for monitoring, especially if patient needs several endoscopic trials for evacuation. We presented...

Successful outcome of massive carbon dioxide embolism during laparoscopic hepatectomy

June 2020
Jun Zhang | Jie Zhao | Yue Fei | Tieshuai Liu | Minjun Liu

Carbon dioxide embolism is a rare but severe complication of laparoscopic hepatectomy. We reported a case of massive carbon dioxide embolism that developed into a rare paradoxical gas embolism during...

Safe surgical zone during TORS radical tonsillectomy: An anatomical and radiological study

June 2020
J.G. Aishwarya | Ashish S. Shah | Satish Nair | Savith Kumar | Swetha Kumar | K.V.R. Brijith | Namrata Srivastava | Ameena Ibrahim

Parapharyngeal space contains intricate vascular anatomy (external and internal carotid arteries) that might be inadvertently injured during the dissection in this plane. None of the bony landmarks...

Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery: An upward spiral

June 2020
Ruizhe Zhu | Zhe Cao | Jiangdong Qiu | Taiping Zhang

Minimally invasive techniques have been widely applied in general surgery for decades, but the generalization in pancreatic resection underwent a hard process for the complexity of the procedure. The...

Minimum invasive associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy

March 2020
Michal Kawka | Tamara MH. Gall | Long R. Jiao

Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has gained interest, as the potential alternative to portal vein embolisation for inducing future liver remnant hypertrophy...

Laparoscopic reduction and repair of acute traumatic diaphragmatic hernia: A video review

March 2020
Adeel Ahmed Shamim | Muhammad Maaz Zuberi | Daniel Tran | Terrance Fullum

Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is one of the sequela of thoraco-abdominal injury, occurring in about 0.5%–5% of patients presenting post major trauma. Motor vehicle collision is the leading blunt trauma...

Robotic rectal cancer surgery: Results from a European multicentre case series of 240 resections and comparative analysis between cases performed with the da Vinci Si and Xi systems

March 2020
Sofoklis Panteleimonitis | Oliver Pickering | Mukhtar Ahmad | Mick Harper | Tahseen Qureshi | Nuno Figueiredo | Amjad Parvaiz

Robotic systems are designed to address the limitations of laparoscopic surgery, leading to a growing interest in robotic rectal surgery. However, certain technical limitations associated with the previous...

Comparison of the surgical outcomes of McKeown minimally invasive esophagectomy and Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy for the treatment of middle esophageal cancer: A single-center retrospective study

March 2020
Raojun Luo | Zhengfu He | Yong Xu | Ziyi Zhu

In China, the esophageal cancer is the most common tumor type, and the main treatment is still surgical treatment. Over the past decade, thoracic laparoscopy combined with esophageal cancer resection...

Wedge gastrectomy: Robot-assisted with a hand-sewn repair versus a laparoscopic linear stapler technique for gastric subepithelial tumors

March 2020
Chairat Supsamutchai | Thitipong Setthalikhit | Chumpon Wilasrusmee | Pornraksa Ovartchaiyapong | Jakrapan Jirasiritham | Pattawia Choikrua | Pitichote Hiranyatheb

Minimally invasive surgery has become common in surgical resections of gastric subepithelial tumors. An endostapler technique is simple and easy to perform when cutting the stomach. Gastrotomy using...

Chronic cornual ectopic pregnancy presenting as large cornual mass after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer: A case report

December 2019
Cuiyu Yang | Dong Huang | Songying Zhang

Chronic cornual ectopic pregnancy is rare. A 37-year-old woman, G1P0, presented with cornual mass, mild vaginal bleeding, and low serum human chorionic gonadotropin. Cornuostomy and cornual repair were...

Transition from open to robotic assisted liver resection: A retrospective comparative study. Is experience of laparoscopic liver resections needed?

December 2019
Sanjay Goja | Sanjay Kumar Yadav | Rohan Jagat Chaudhary | Manoj Kumar Singh | Arvinder Singh Soin

The authors present outcomes of robotic liver resections in comparison with open technique questioning the need to have experience of laparoscopy for such procedures before transition to robotic as...

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