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A new technique that facilitates laparoscopic anterior resection is described. The technique is a modification of a triple stapling technique that the authors currently use for conventional anterior resection of the mid- and low-rectal cancers. The new laparoscopic technique may reduce the risk...
Cecal diverticulitis is an uncommon disorder that, unlike sigmoid diverticular disease, usually involves a solitary true diverticulum. The resulting pain is hard to distinguish from that of appendicitis or perforating carcinoma. The typical patient is male, Asian, and in the fourth decade of...
A successful laparoendoscopic excision of a 3-cm leiomyoma of the stomach is reported. Review of related literature and suggested technique and methods for this procedure are described.
The mean forces required to dislodge two types of endoscopic ligation clips from both porcine cystic ducts and silicone tubing were quantitated. The two types of endoscopic clips were EndoClip II and Ligaclip ERCA. Following application of the clips, the force required to dislodge the clips in...
Incisional hernias follow approximately 3% of major laparoscopic procedures when the fascia is not adequately closed. Fascial closure, however, is difficult when skin incisions are small and subcutaneous tissue is thick. We report the development of a self-contained device that sutures the...
Advances in instrumentation and technique now make laparoscopic correction of some congenital anomalies possible. We report on a 2-year-old boy with biopsy-proven Hirschsprung's disease successfully treated by a laparoscopic Duhamel pullthrough procedure. The technique and its potential role in...
Laparoscopic urologic surgery has become increasingly more popular, with the majority of procedures and techniques that have been described based on intraperitoneal experience and anatomic considerations. Urologic surgery, traditionally confined mostly to the extraperitoneal space, has followed...
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