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    Effect of mental training on short-term psychomotor skill acquisition in laparoscopic surgery - a pilot study

    Mohammad K Riaz, Abdul Muiz Shariffuddin, Benjie Tang, Afshin Alijani

    Aim: The mental demands of laparoscopic surgery create a steep learning curve for surgical trainees. Experienced surgeons informally conduct mental training prior to starting a complex laparoscopic procedure. Reconstructing haptic feedback to mentally observe surgeon-instrument-tissue interaction... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:28. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.41
    Published on: 15 Sep 2018  | Viewed:720  | Downloaded:8
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    Clinical feasibility of sphincter-preserving resection with transanal rectal dissection for low-lying rectal cancer in Japanese patients: a single-center cohort study

    Kimihiko Funahashi, Junichi Koike, Hiroyuki Shiokawa, Mitsunori Ushigome, Tomoaki Kaneko, Satoru Kagami, Takamaru Koda, Tatsuo Teramoto

    Aim: Recently, the transanal down-to-up rectal dissection, a new approach to improve the difficult total mesorectal excision (TME) for low-lying rectal cancer, has been popularized. This study assessed the long-term oncologic and functional outcomes after sphincter-preserving resection combined... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue A bespoke approach to rectal cancer resection and management Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:27. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.28
    Published on: 28 Aug 2018  | Viewed:238  | Downloaded:15
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    Original Article| Open Access

    Repeat thermal ablation for local progression of lung tumours: how safe and efficacious is it?

    Henry Zhao, Satomi Okano, Anita Pelecanos, Karin Steinke

    Aim: To retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of repeat thermal ablation for local progression of lung tumours after prior ablation(s). Methods: From December 2009 to March 2017, 13 patients underwent repeat ablation [11 repeat microwave ablations and 2 repeat radiofrequency ablations]... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:26. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.27
    Published on: 28 Aug 2018  | Viewed:273  | Downloaded:7
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    Review| Open Access

    Completion proctectomy following transanal endoscopic microsurgery for early rectal cancer

    Katarina Levic-Souzani, Orhan Bulut

    Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) has proven to be a safe and effective procedure in removal of rectal lesions and may be used in treatment of early rectal cancer in selected patients. In cases when the TEM specimen shows non-radical resection, or histological high-risk factors, completion... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue A bespoke approach to rectal cancer resection and management Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:25. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.35
    Published on: 16 Aug 2018  | Viewed:210  | Downloaded:10
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    Review| Open Access

    Is laparoscopic rectal surgery really not non-inferior?

    Peter F. O’Donohue, Conor D. Warren, Carina F. K. Chow

    Laparoscopic rectal surgery has gained popularity over the last 20 years. Currently there are still questions surrounding the safety and efficacy of this technique as compared to the traditional open modalities. To date, despite the initial enthusiasm for laparoscopic rectal surgery this... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue A bespoke approach to rectal cancer resection and management Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:24. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.34
    Published on: 14 Aug 2018  | Viewed:257  | Downloaded:11
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    Case Report| Open Access

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of the biliary tree in malignant obstruction

    Elia Armellini, Fabrizio Mazza, Marco Ballarè, Giulio Donato, Marco Orsello, Pietro Occhipinti

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stenosis stenting is the procedure of choice for treatment of malignant biliary obstruction. It has a low failure rate (< 5%-10% in cases of normal anatomy). The traditional alternative is radiological percutaneous drainage with a... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue New trends in minimally invasive management of liver tumors Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:23. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.07
    Published on: 10 Aug 2018  | Viewed:366  | Downloaded:15
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    Review| Open Access

    The role of transanal total mesorectal excision in rectal surgery

    Shlomo Yellinek, Steven D. Wexner

    Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) is the newest approach for the resection of rectal cancer, according to the principles of TME. The evolution of TaTME started almost 40 years ago and is a combination of several important developments in both micro-endoscopic surgery and transanal... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue A bespoke approach to rectal cancer resection and management Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:22. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.17
    Published on: 2 Aug 2018  | Viewed:1474  | Downloaded:76
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    Original Article| Open Access

    Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery for non-ampullary duodenal epithelial neoplasms

    Hiroki Toma, Kazuhiro Haraguchi, Kei Fujii, Tomonari Kobarai, Ichio Hirota, Toru Eguchi

    Aim: We herein describe our initial experience of laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) for non-ampullary duodenal epithelial neoplasms (NADENs) and reveal its clinical significance. Methods: This study included 5 consecutive patients treated by LECS for NADENs between April 2015... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:21. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.24
    Published on: 31 Jul 2018  | Viewed:788  | Downloaded:12
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    Review| Open Access

    Functional results and quality of life after transanal total mesorectal excision

    Paola De Nardi

    This is a narrative review on ano-rectal, sexual, urinary, and quality of life outcomes after transanal total mesorectal excision (TME). Little is known on this topic as only a few studies are currently available in the literature. According to these, it appears that the functional results and... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue A bespoke approach to rectal cancer resection and management Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:20. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.30
    Published on: 24 Jul 2018  | Viewed:667  | Downloaded:36
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    Review| Open Access

    Minimal invasive approach for beyond total mesorectal excision/extended resections in rectal cancer

    Naveena A. N. Kumar, Praveen Kammar, Avanish Saklani

    Minimal invasive surgery (MIS) is an accepted modality of treatment for rectal cancer. The indications for MIS have gradually been extended to locally advanced and locally recurrent rectal cancer as a result of technological advances in instrumentation, advances in surgical techniques, increased... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue A bespoke approach to rectal cancer resection and management Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:19. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.26
    Published on: 23 Jul 2018  | Viewed:604  | Downloaded:14
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