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During the repair of an incarcerated inguinal hernia, a 68-year-old gentleman was found to have unsuspected ascites. Upon palpation of the peritoneal cavity through the hernial sac, superficial nodules could be appreciated, suggesting abnormal pathology. A laparoscope was placed through the...
Laparoscopic appendectomy can easily be performed by a surgeon familiar with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The technique described employs the same spatial relationships which are used in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. By maximizing the similarities between the two operations, surgeon and...
The endoscopic extraperitoneal hernioplasty as reported in this study is a similar repair to that achieved by the conventional preperitoneal repair as described by Stoffa, Nyhus, and Rignault. However, this new repair is completed via a totally extraperitoneal approach. Thus, it eliminates all...
Laparoscopic surgery has recently become commonplace in the general surgeon's armamentarium of surgical approaches to many problems. This has been seen most noteably with laparoscopic cholecystectomies. Herein is reported a case of an incidental benign stromal tumor of the stomach being resected...
In this study, the relative efficacy and tissue effects of lasers and electrosurgery at operative laparoscopy were evaluated. Thirty rabbits underwent surgical procedures to create extensive intraperitoneal adhesions. The animals were then randomly assigned to laparoscopic adhesiolysis utilizing...
The initial 950 consecutive laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed in one city at four hospitals by 30 general surgeons are reported, covering a period from April 4, 1990 to April 3, 1991. There were two operative deaths (0.2%), three common bile duct lacerations (0.3%), two subhepatic...
Simple patch closure is a treatment option for perforated duodenal ulcer. A 46-year-old male was admitted with evidence of perforation of a duodenal ulcer. The decision was made to carry out laparoscopy to confirm the diagnosis and to close the perforation. This was accomplished without...
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