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Due to major technical barriers, the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic hepatic resection is not well established. Laparoscopic liver resection has been described. Wedge resections or marginal resections rather than more formal hepatic resections for benign diseases only have been described...
Background: In this pilot study, we tested the feasibility and safety of using a robotic device to perform complex gynecologic surgery. Methods: Ten female pigs underwent adnexal surgery ( n = 5) or hysterectomy ( n = 5) using the "Zeus" robotic device. The surgeon operates while sitting at the...
Purpose: We describe alternate laparoscopic methods for inspection and removal of large adnexal masses, and report our experience with 18 cases in which these methods were used. Patients and Methods: Between April 1994 and January 2000, the first author performed operative laparoscopy on 18...
Laparoscopic liver resection has not yet been established, although recent reports document that liver resection can be performed safely by the laparoscopic approach. Other interventional procedures like cryoablation have also been introduced in treatment of liver metastases. In this report 11...
Background: The incidence of umbilical hernia following laparoscopic surgery varies from 0.02–3.6%. The incidence of pre-existing fascial defects, however, may be as high as 18% in patients undergoing abdominal laparoscopic surgery. Previous recommendations have been made to close any fascial...
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts are among the most frequently performed operations in the management of hydrocephalus. Abdominal complications, though rare, are reported to occur in 5–47%. VP shunt obstruction or malfunction leads to raised intracranial pressure, which requires immediate...
Introduction: Laparoscopic surgery is particularly known for its complex technique, which calls for operative analysis of laparoscopic instruments. This study investigates the opinion of experts about clinical problems with instruments occurring during laparoscopic surgery. Methods: A...
Cyanoacrylate-based tissue glue has been widely used for many years around the world, and was recently approved for use in the United States, mainly for skin cuts and lacerations. Other applications were described, in different surgical situations. Although ideal for small, clean incisions, its...
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