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The use of the CAC for colonic laparoscopic surgery is simple and very efficient, shortening operation time. It creates a uniform anastomosis, approximating the no-touch concept in surgery, and may prevent infection. It also is lower in cost than the stapler.
Background: It has long been known that a hypercoagulability state develops after surgery. A surge in circulating cytokine levels is also commonly found in the postoperative period. These cytokines have all been shown to be capable of inducing a hypercoagulability state. Recently laparoscopic...
Postoperative upper gastrointestinal fistulas or anastomotic leaks can be managed successfully with little morbidity by means of endoscopic insertion of Vicryl mesh with fibrin glue, thereby avoiding repetitive major surgery and its associated risks.
Laparoscopic flip-flap hernioplasty is easy to perform and has a number of theoretical advantages, although the long-term result still needs to be evaluated.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) affords improved short-term recovery compared to open gastric bypass. Laparoscopic adjustable banding can be performed with lower average mortality than either RYGB or any of the malabsorptive operations, and it produces variable degrees of short-term...
Although percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a well-established endourological modality for the management of calculi in the normally placed kidney, it is not easy to apply in the management of calculi in pelvic ectopic kidneys. We report the cases of three patients who were found to have large...
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