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Recent Laparoscopic, Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery Articles

Recently published articles from Laparoscopic, Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery.

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

Available online 6 July 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,...

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

Available online 5 July 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 a few have examined, specifically, the impact of bone mineral density...

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...

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

Available online 30 June 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...

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

Available online 18 June 2020
Jingna Zhang | Sunhong Hu

This study aims to compare the surgical and functional outcomes of endoscopic tympanoplasty (ET) and microscopic tympanoplasty (MT) in anterior tympanic membrane perforation....

He nailed it: Nail gun injury to the transverse colon

Available online 12 June 2020
Hugo Bonatti

Nail guns are widely used 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 injury...

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

Available online 18 May 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...

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

Available online 15 May 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. Although developed countries have successfully reached medical...

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...

Guide for Authors

December 2019

Emerging concepts in the management of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

December 2019
Sanket Srinivasa | Rowan Parks

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is characterised by poor oncological outcomes with curative treatment only possible for a minority. Symptoms are dependent on the stage of the disease and location within...

Utility of the Surgical Apgar Score in pancreatic cancer and modification

December 2019
Guoping Ding | Liangjing Zhou | Wenchao Chen | Zhengrong Wu | Tao Shen | Liping Cao

The Surgical Apgar Score (SAS) can predict the incidence of complications in different surgical fields. However, it is rarely studied in pancreatic cancer. The aim of the present study was to assess...

Innovations promote the development of minimally invasive surgery

September 2019
Jin Wang

For helping millions of patients to live longer and possess higher quality life, the innovation of novel surgical procedures is very necessary and urgent. This paper introduces a series of innovations...

Comparison of the efficacy of drug-eluting balloon for de novo lesions and in-stent restenosis lesions of the femoropopliteal arteries

September 2019
Yuefeng Zhu | Guohua Hu | Xueying Ke | Kai Liang

To compare the efficacy of drug-eluting balloons for de novo and in-stent restenosis (ISR) for lesions of the femoropopliteal arteries during 12-month follow-up....

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy for obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review and meta-analysis

September 2019
Hussein Al-Rubaye | Emma Rose McGlone | Borna Farzaneh | Livyar Mustafa | Mae Johnson | Ajit Kayal | Caroline-Louise English | Vasha Kaur | Myutan Kalendran | Marcus Reddy | Omar A. Khan

Bariatric surgery has been shown to be an effective method of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with long-term benefits, however, the mechanisms of action and the optimum operative procedure...

Surgical strategies for peripheral nerve schwannoma based on the intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring

September 2019
Xinwei Li | Guohua Zhong | Xueying Xu | Kun Wang | Yinxin Zhu | Xuchen Qi | Junhui Lv | Yirong Wang | Sen Shao

To present our classification for peripheral nerve schwannomas as well as explore the surgical strategies and operative management of peripheral nerve schwannomas based on the intraoperative neurophysiological...

Laparoscopic retrieval of two intragastric spoons at least seven years after ingestion

September 2019
Adeel Ahmed Shamim | Muhammad Maaz Zuberi | Amir Hafeez Shariff

Foreign body ingestion is a commonly encountered presentation. The majority of foreign bodies pass in stool spontaneously within one week or are managed endoscopically within the first 24–48 hours....

Comparison of tympanostomy tubes for endoscopic placement in adults with otitis media with effusion

September 2019
Mao Jin | Ke Sun | Xuan Li

To compare the therapeutic effects of two types of tympanostomy tube, in terms of extrusion time and recurrence rate, after endoscopic ventilation tube placement in adults with otitis media with ef...

A comparative analysis of spontaneous fertility after myomectomy by laparotomy associated or not with a “second look” laparoscopy

June 2019
Etienne Belinga | Daniel Antony Bikak Djima | Bruno Ela Ondo | Esther Juliette Ngo Um Meka | Emile Télesphore Mboudou | Pascal Foumane

The importance of a “second look” laparoscopy for adhesion formation after myomectomy by laparotomy in improving fertility is not clearly defined in our context. The aim of this study was to compare...

Promoting rapid development of Chinese minimally invasive medicine journals

June 2019
Li Ma | Xiaojun He | Yuanqiang Lu

In recent years, the development of Chinese scientific journals does not match the scientific development in China, especially in the field of minimally invasive surgery medicine. Scientific journals...

Minimally invasive approach for improving aesthetic in a patient with tetracycline-stained teeth by bleaching: A clinical evaluation

June 2019
Kunliang Luo | Jun He

To compare 16% carbamide peroxide (CP) with a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide (HP) for bleaching teeth in office or at-home to erase tetracycline stains on teeth....

Endoscopic management of iatrogenic gastrointestinal perforations

June 2019
Kan Wang | Jihao Shi | Linna Ye

Iatrogenic perforation (IP) is a rare but severe complication of endoscopy, and occurrences grow with the expansion of interventional endoscopy. Apart from symptoms and physical signs, CT scans provide...

The cervical function and pregnancy outcomes after hysteroscopic resection of the complete uterine septum, duplicate cervix and vaginal septum

June 2019
Dong Huang | Lingyan Zhang | Jianmin Chen | Songying Zhang

To evaluate cervical function and pregnancy outcomes after hysteroscopic resection of the complete uterine septum, duplicate cervix and vaginal septum with Metzenbaum scissors....

Usage of neuronavigation system to treat a case of traumatic acute subdural hematoma after two-side ventriculoperitoneal shunt

March 2019
Kun Wang | Xueying Xu | Huanjiang Niu | Xiujun Cai | Yirong Wang

Traumatic acute subdural hematoma is one of the most lethal causes of head injuries, which leads to high mortality. While combined diseases always make it more intractable for the treatment. We present...

Prevention, diagnosis, and management of interstitial pregnancy: A review of the literature

March 2019
Jianmin Chen | Dong Huang | Libing Shi | Songying Zhang

The incidence of interstitial pregnancy (IP) has increased by using assisted reproductive technology, especially after ipsilateral salpingectomy. This review aimed to examine the current state of prevention,...

Effect of modified laparoscopic salpingectomy on ovarian reserve: Changes in the serum antimüllerian hormone levels

March 2019
Dong Huang | Yunshan Zhu | Jianmin Chen | Songying Zhang

To retrospectively estimate the impact of modified laparoscopic salpingectomy on the ovarian reserve in infertile women....

Septate uterus with cervical duplication and longitudinal vaginal septum: A two case series

March 2019
Noa Ndoua Claude Cyrille | Ayissi Grégory | Mendibi Sandrine | Belinga Étienne | Metogo Junie | Kasia Onana Yves Bertrand | Kasia Jean-Marie

Müllerian duct anomalies consist of a set of structural malformations resulting from abnormal development of the paramesonephric or Müllerian ducts. Failures in lateral fusion may result in uterus didelphys,...

The contemporary role of robotics in surgery: A predictive mathematical model on the short-term effectiveness of robotic and laparoscopic surgery

March 2019
Hari G. Dandapani | Kenneth Tieu

The goal of this research was to create a mathematical model to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of laparoscopic and robotic surgeries and to apply this model to surgeries with laparoscopic and...

Guide for Authors

December 2018

Conservative laparoscopic surgery of adnex torsion for fertility preservation

December 2018
Wei Wei | Lingxiu Huang | Baijia Li | Shaohan Zou | Guanghui Song

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of conservative laparoscopic surgery for adnexal torsion and the feasibility of secondary operation....

Navigation-assisted transcortical transventricular approach for paraventricular cavernoma: A technical note and review of the literature

December 2018
Xinwei Li | Kun Wang | Xueying Xu | Yirong Wang | Lutz Dörner

The surgery of paraventricular cavernoma remains a challenge for the neurosurgeon. Few approaches have been specially described for paraventricular cavernoma in literature. We present a patient with...

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