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Purpose: To compare laparoscopic with abdominal approaches to myomectomy. Patients and Method: Frequency matching was used to ensure similar fibroid weights among the laparoscopic and abdominal groups in this case-control study. The study group consisted of prospectively recruited patients...
Veress needle and trocar-related accidents have caused many surgeons to adopt the Hasson technique for establishment of pneumoperitoneum, but this technique also has drawbacks. A modification of the sharp trocar has been developed that overcomes the disadvantages of the Veress needle and Hasson...
Background and Purpose: Postoperative adhesions frequently occur and can account for various symptoms, including chronic abdominal pain. Conventional adhesiolysis by laparotomy results in an unacceptably high rate of recurrence. A minimally invasive procedure (laparoscopic adhesiolysis) might...
Background and Purpose: Global assessment by direct observation has been validated for evaluating operative performance of surgery residents after formal skills training but is time-consuming. The purpose of this study was to compare global assessment performed from edited videotape with scores...
Background and Purpose: Whilst carbon dioxide is the gas generally used for insufflation during laparoscopy, several studies have reported adverse effects specifically associated with its use. These effects may be attributable to chemical, metabolic, or immunologic effects specific to CO 2 ....
Background: Laparoscopic surgery has become the standard of care for benign gallbladder disease. Patients and Methods: We treated two middle-aged women having acute exacerbations of chronic gallbladder disease with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A cholecystoduodenal fistula was diagnosed...
A case of trilobar pulmonary mucormycosis in a diabetic patient with severe obstructive pulmonary disease, successfully treated with systemic antifungal therapy and complete video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) resection, is presented. The VATS approach permitted accurate diagnosis and...
Purpose: To evaluate the role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of unexplained acute abdominal pain. Patients and Methods: Fifty-six patients with acute abdominal pain (41 women, 15 men; median age 27) who attended our hospital between July 1996 and July 1999 and in whom a definite...
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