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What constitutes failure of medical therapy in the changing landscape of Crohn’s disease? Two case reports

The management of Crohn’s disease has evolved rapidly in the era of immunomodulators and biologicals. Despite this, a significant proportion of patients with Crohn’s disease ultimately require surgical...

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Will not bagging an excised tumour immediately during partial nephrectomy possibly result in tumour seeding? A case report

Partial nephrectomy is now a standard approach for small renal masses and tumour recurrences after partial nephrectomy are uncommon. In the absence of spillage, port site recurrences are most commonly...

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Feasibility of gallbladder preservation during robotic left hepatectomy: A retrospective comparative study

Traditionally, gallbladder is routinely removed during left hepatectomy even if there is no gallbladder pathology. However, adverse consequence after cholecystectomy, though rare, still occasionally...

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Force application of laparoscopic surgeons under the impact of heavy personal protective equipment during COVID-19 pandemic

Surgeons are required to wear heavy personal protective equipment while delivering care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. We examined the impact of wearing double gloves on surgeons’ performance...

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Application of endoscopic mucosal advancement in the treatment of chronic anastomotic leakage: A case report

Anastomotic leakage is one of the most serious postoperative complications after colorectal surgery. A fistula or chronic sinus formation is one kind of anastomotic leakage. Most fistulas may heal after...

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Perioperative psychological issues and nursing care among patients undergoing minimally invasive surgeries

Minimally invasive surgeries, including laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic surgeries, have gained great popularity and have gradually replaced conventional open surgeries. Commonly, patients may...

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Robotic-assisted cholecystectomy: Current status and future application

Robotic-assisted cholecystectomy (RC) is increasingly common. However, its exact role remains undefined, with multiport conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) being regarded as the established...

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A robotic-assisted approach is safe and effective for repairing giant epiphrenic diverticulum

Epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum is a rare disorder accounting for <10% of all esophageal diverticula. Surgical treatment may be necessary for larger diverticula causing significant symptoms. In this...

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An unusual case of right-sided colon cancer with isolated lateral pelvic side wall lymph node metastases

Lymphatic drainage is typically in the direction of arterial supply, and lymphatic drainage for right-sided colon cancers typically travels to ileocolic lymph nodes. It is rare for right-sided colon...

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Outcomes of patients who have undergone laparoscopic abdominal cerclage: A retrospective study

This study aims to evaluate the surgical morbidity and obstetric outcomes following in-pregnancy or pre-pregnancy laparoscopic abdominal cerclage (LAC) for patients who were diagnosed with refractory...

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Factors associated with surgical-site infection after total laparoscopic hysterectomy

In recent years, minimally invasive surgery has been emphasized in gynecological surgery, and total laparoscopic hysterectomy has been increasingly reported. In this retrospective single-center study,...

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Right hemicolectomy and anterior resection using the Versius® robotic surgical system: A technical note

As robotic assisted colorectal surgery increases in prevalence new systems are entering the market, each of which requires technique modifications. In this technical note we describe technical insights...

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Enhanced recovery after surgery in laparoscopic major liver resection: A propensity score matching analysis

Even though enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been applied to liver resection worldwide, there is a lack of evidence covering its feasibility in laparoscopic major hepatectomy. This study aimed...

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An old uterine rupture repaired 2 months postpartum using laparoscopy aided by hysteroscopy: A case report

With an incidence of 0.005%, unscarred uterine rupture is extremely rare. It is difficult to diagnose uterine rupture because of the absence of characteristic clinical symptoms. Here, we report a rare...

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Interventional bronchoscopic treatment of lung cancer

Interventional bronchoscopy has developed rapidly in the management of lung cancer. Besides ablative resection of various modalities and balloon dilation/stent placement, which have been widely used...

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Safety assessment of dextrin hydrogel adhesion barrier (AdSpray®) for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Adhesion barriers have not traditionally been used during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap-chole), and so there are no data confirming the safety of the dextrin hydrogel adhesion barrier (AdSpray®)...

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Variations in the bifurcation level of the abdominal aorta, formation level of the inferior vena cava, and insertion level of the left renal vein into the inferior vena cava and their clinical importance in laparoscopic surgery

It is important to minimize the risk of major vascular injury during pneumoperitoneum establishment in laparoscopic surgeries for patients with unusual variations in the levels of the abdominal aorta,...

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Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy could be an important tool in the diagnostic dilemma inherent in perforated peptic ulcer: A case report

Acute abdomen is a common and sometimes dramatic clinical condition, which can be fatal if diagnosis is not made in time. Perforated peptic ulcer is a cause of an acute abdomen, which can be diagnosed...

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A multi-screen collaboration-based low-cost portable dry-lab simulator for basic laparoscopic skills training: A technical note

Laparoscopic skills training has always been crucial for novice surgeons. Readily accessible equipment, as well as structured training curriculum should be provided to guarantee adequate practice hours...

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Emergency robotic colorectal surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: A retrospective case series study

While interest in elective robotic surgery is growing, use in emergency setting remains limited due to challenges posed by sicker patients, advanced pathology and logistical issues. During the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Robotic cardiac surgery training during residency: Preparing residents for the inevitable future

Unlike other surgical residency training programs including thoracic surgery, robotic cardiac surgery skill training is minimal or absent in residency curricula. A review was conducted to identify residents'...

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A review of the current evidence for the role of minimally invasive pancreatic surgery following neo-adjuvant chemotherapy

Surgical resection of pancreatic cancer remains the only potentially curative treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The robotic platform has been introduced to surgical practice and recent...

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Heminephrectomy for a large renal mass in a horseshoe kidney: A case report outlining a robotic assisted laparoscopic approach

With an incidence of 1/500, a horseshoe kidney is not uncommon. Tumours discovered in horseshoe kidney however are quite rare, and prove difficult to surgically manage due to complex vascular anatomy....

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Vascular resections in minimally invasive surgery for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterised by poor oncological outcome and is the seventh cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. With the advances in surgical technology, oncological...

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Toward safer and more efficacious colonoscopy polypectomy

Screening and surveillance colonoscopy with removal of precancerous colon polyps has greatly reduced colon cancer morbidity and mortality and has become an important part of China's new strategy for...

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