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    Review| Open Access

    The treatment of early rectal cancer in the era of adjuvant and neo-adjuvant therapy

    Michael G. Thomas , David E. Messenger , Katherine Gash

    The accurate staging of rectal cancer improves the stratification of patients for adjuvant therapy. Staging of tumor with endoluminal ultrasonography (EUS) shows a good correlation with histology (κ = 0.85; 95% confidence interval 0.76-0.95). Overall pT and pN stage accuracy of EUS was 92% and... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue A bespoke approach to rectal cancer resection and management Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:17. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.25
    Published on: 18 Jul 2018  | Viewed:0  | Downloaded:0
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    Meta-Analysis| Open Access

    Maternal and fetal delivery outcomes in pregnancies following bariatric surgery: a meta-analysis of the literature

    Brittanie Young , Samantha Drew , Christopher Ibikunle , Aliu Sanni

    Aim: The objective of this study is to evaluate maternal and fetal outcomes following pregnancies after bariatric surgery as compared to the general population affected by obesity. Methods: A systematic review was conducted through MEDLINE, Cochrane, and EMBASE to identify relevant studies from... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:16. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.50
    Published on: 28 Jun 2018  | Viewed:646  | Downloaded:21
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    Original Article| Open Access

    Pfannenstiel vs. midline incision for urinary diversion, following minimally invasive radical cystectomy: single center experience

    Gopal Ramdas Tak , Arvind P. Ganpule , Abhishek G. Singh , Aditya Pratap Singh Sengar , Mohankumar Vijayakumar , Sudharsan S. Balaji , Ravindra B. Sabnis , Mahesh R. Desai

    Aim: The present study is to assess the morbidity on comparing Pfannenstiel vs. midline incision following minimally invasive radical cystectomy. Methods: This is a retrospective comparative study from February 2004 to February 2017 and the number of patients studied was 116. Patients were... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:15. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.05
    Published on: 31 May 2018  | Viewed:401  | Downloaded:9
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    Original Article| Open Access

    Laparoscopic intra-peritoneal onlay mesh plus repair for ventral abdominal wall hernias - is there substance to the hype?

    Kalpesh Jani

    Aim: To summarize our experience in laparoscopic intra-peritoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) plus repair for ventral abdominal wall hernias over a 10-year period. Methods: All patients posted for laparoscopic repair of midline lower abdominal ventral hernia on an intention to treat basis were included in... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:14. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.08
    Published on: 28 May 2018  | Viewed:1261  | Downloaded:17
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    Case Report| Open Access

    Duplicated gallbladder with obstructive jaundice: a case report with video

    Iman Ghaderi , Eleisha Flanagan , Suneet Bhansali , Timothy M. Farrell

    A 38-year-old male presented with painful obstructive jaundice. Ultrasound showed biliary dilatation and a duplicated gallbladder (DG). Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) imaging confirmed the diagnosis of DG and raised the suspicion of a stricture in the distal common bile duct.... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:13. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.52
    Published on: 28 May 2018  | Viewed:535  | Downloaded:8
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    Review| Open Access

    Robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery ischemic preconditioning

    Murat Zor , Kubra Ozgok Kangal

    Laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgeries have evolved from a limited surgical procedure to a major surgical technique during the last three decades. The indications increased incrementally. Despite its several advantages, it has some surgery and pneumoperitoneum related adverse effects and... Read more

    This article belongs to the Special Issue Complications of Urologic Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:12. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.34
    Published on: 15 May 2018  | Viewed:279  | Downloaded:15
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    Original Article| Open Access

    A skill degradation in laparoscopic surgery after a long absence: assessment based on nephrectomy case

    Toru Sugihara , Hideo Yasunaga , Hiroki Matsui , Akira Ishikawa , Tetsuya Fujimura , Hiroshi Fukuhara , Kiyohide Fushimi , Yukio Homma , Haruki Kume

    Aim: To examine the laparoscopic skill-degradation effect by investigating whether a long absence from laparoscopic surgery increases laparoscopic surgery time. Methods: Using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database from April 2010 to March 2012, data for patients undergoing... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:11. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.14
    Published on: 14 May 2018  | Viewed:467  | Downloaded:19
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    Original Article| Open Access

    Does intra-operative cardiac output monitoring improve outcomes for patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery within an enhanced recovery programme?

    Muhammad Imran Aslam , Harriet Smith , Chelise Currow , Nadia Akhtar , Julia Merchant , Richard Evans , Ugochukwu Ihedioha , Peter Kang

    Aim: Intra-operative cardiac output (CO) monitoring became a standard of care in Northampton General Hospital, UK, at the end of 2013. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of intra-operative CO monitoring with oesophageal Doppler or LiDCO for patients undergoing elective colorectal... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:10. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.42
    Published on: 27 Apr 2018  | Viewed:627  | Downloaded:28
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    Original Article| Open Access

    Towards safe and efficient cervical dilatation

    Avinoam Tzabari , Amnon Weichselbaum , Michael Stark

    Aim: Traditional methods of cervical dilatation such as Hegar rods and laminaria are associated with the damage leading to the risk of cervical incompetence or require two sessions with higher risk of infections. In this study, a new dilator based on expanding triple balloons is assessed.... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:9. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2018.11
    Published on: 27 Apr 2018  | Viewed:803  | Downloaded:34
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    Case Report| Open Access

    Successful treatment for infected biloma after endoscopic ultrasound-guided hepaticogastrostomy using double stent placement technique

    Takeshi Ogura , Atsushi Okuda , Akira Miyano , Nobu Nishioka , Kazuhide Higuchi

    This case report describes a treatment of an elderly man who had undergone pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure) due to bile duct cancer. Herein, we describe technical tips of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided hepaticojejunostomy EUS-HJS combined with EUS-guided antegrade stenting (EUS-AS)... Read more

    Mini-invasive Surg 2018;2:8. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.48
    Published on: 23 Apr 2018  | Viewed:493  | Downloaded:25
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