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  • Review|Open Access

    Preoperative workup, patient selection, surgical technique and follow-up for a successful laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

    Rafael Melillo Laurino Neto , Fernando A. M. Herbella
    Experienced surgeons have reported excellent results for laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Others, however, associate this operation with unacceptable rates of morbidity, mortality and inferior outcomes. Results are certainly linked to an appropriate patient selection, work up, technical details and follow-up. This review focuses on the proper preoperative workup, patient selection, surgical technique, and follow-up for a successful laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Certainty of the diagnosis of GERD and the esophageal physiology is... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:6-11. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2016.04
    Published on: 31 Mar 2017  | Viewed:3299  | Downloaded:122
  • Original Article|Open Access

    Evaluation of laparoscopic rectosigmoidopexy for the treatment of complete rectal prolapse in children

    Ahmed Mokhtar , Mohamed Abouheba , Sameh Shehata
    Aim: Rectal prolapse in children is a common condition in infancy and early childhood that usually responds to conservative measures. Surgery is reserved only for resistant cases that fail to respond to conservative measures. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of 3-point fixation concept (retrorectal dissection, rectopexy to presacral fascia of the sacral promontory and sigmoidopexy onto the anterior abdominal wall) in treatment of complete rectal prolapse in children using laparoscopy. Methods: This prospective study was conducted on 12 children with persistent complete... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:24-30. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2016.09
    Published on: 31 Mar 2017  | Viewed:2021  | Downloaded:80
  • Original Article|Open Access

    Hybrid mesh for sports hernia repair

    David S. Edelman
    Aim: Mesh is commonly utilized in the laparoscopic repair of sports hernias. A hybrid mesh was recently released containing a single light weight layer of macroporous, polypropylene mesh between layers of biologic mesh. Having an extensive experience with laparoscopic and sports hernia repairs, a small sample of hybrid mesh was trialed. Methods: From April 2015 to August 2016, 16 male patients with sports hernias were consented for hybrid mesh repair. A prospective data base was developed and patients were followed at 1 week, 4 weeks and 4 months after surgery. Results: Ages ranged from 18... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:31-4. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2016.05
    Published on: 31 Mar 2017  | Viewed:1666  | Downloaded:123
  • Editorial|Open Access

    Improved percutaneous endoscopic translaminar approach for lumbar foraminal stenosis at L5/S1

    Hisashi Koga
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:3-5. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2016.07
    Published on: 31 Mar 2017  | Viewed:1508  | Downloaded:58
  • Original Article|Open Access

    Robot-assisted simple prostatectomy with temporary internal iliac arteries clamping: our preliminary results

    Cristina Falavolti , Tommasangelo Petitti , Maurizio Buscarini
    Aim: This study proposed the robot-assisted laparoscopic simple prostatectomy (RASP) as safe and reliable surgical option for the treatment of men with prostate size > 80 mL. It was aimed to evaluate preoperative and postoperative results in RASP using a surgical variation to the standard technique: the temporary bilateral internal iliac arteries clamping. Methods: This study analyzed 18 patients underwent RASP with temporary clamping of bilateral internal iliac arteries. Procedures were performed by two surgeons in two different hospitals using the same surgical technique. Preoperative... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:35-40. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2016.08
    Published on: 31 Mar 2017  | Viewed:1378  | Downloaded:39
  • Topic: Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases|Open Access

    Common diseases mimicking lumbar disc herniation and their treatment

    Kyongsong Kim , Toyohiko Isu , Daijiro Morimoto , Naotaka Iwamoto , Rinko Kokubo , Juntaro Matsumoto , Takao Kitamura , Atsushi Sugawara , Akio Morita
    Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common disease characterized by leg pain, numbness, and low back pain, which are also encountered in peripheral nerve and paralumbar spine disease. This study describes other diseases with symptoms similar to LDH. Patients with paralumbar spine diseases such as superior cluneal nerve entrapment neuropathy (NEN), gluteus medius muscle pain, piriformis syndrome, and sacroiliac joint pain experience lowback, buttock, and leg pain. Peripheral nerve diseases of the leg including lateral femoral cutaneous NEN, common and superficial peroneal NEN, and tarsal... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:43-51. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.05
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:1345  | Downloaded:55
  • Review|Open Access

    Pulmonary wedge resection for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer: a review of a mini-invasive treatment

    Noriyoshi Sawabata , Akikazu Kawase , Nobumasa Takahashi , Takeshi Kawaguchi , Noriyuki Matsutani
    Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the world. Therefore, there is a need to intensify treatments of these tumors. Because stage I NSCLC is a nonmetastatic disease, local therapies are indicated, among which surgery is the most commonly deployed strategy. Pulmonary wedge/sublobar resection is therefore discussed in comparison to stereotactic body radiation therapy for stage I lung cancer. Review of retrospective and prospective clinical trials reveal similar outcomes for both strategies, while a multicenter randomized prospective study... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:12-23. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.01
    Published on: 31 Mar 2017  | Viewed:1336  | Downloaded:45
  • Topic: Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases|Open Access

    Minimal laminectomy using the interlaminar approach for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy

    Hisashi Koga , Hirohiko Inanami
    Aim: To evaluate the application of laminectomy using the interlaminar approach (ILA) for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD). Methods: Minimal laminectomy using the ILA for PELD was performed in 13 patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH). The width of the interlaminar space, shape of the caudal margin of the upper vertebral laminae (CM-UVL), LDH size, and caudal migration grade were radiologically evaluated. Ten LDHs were removed via the shoulder of the corresponding nerve root, and three via the axilla of the corresponding nerve root and dural sac. Bone status was... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:56-62. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.04
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:1126  | Downloaded:94
  • Topic: Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases|Open Access

    Outcomes of full-endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy for cervical radiculopathy caused by bony stenosis of the intervertebral foramen

    Kazuo Ohmori , Koichiro Ono , Takeshi Hori
    Aim: Full-endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy (FPCF) has been utilized to treat cervical lateral disc herniation and provided good surgical outcomes. The authors examined the superiority of FPCF in patients with spondylotic foraminal stenosis. Methods: Fifty-nine cases of FPCF were evaluated. Of the 59 patients, 34 had lateral disc herniation (group H) and 25 had spondylotic foraminal stenosis (group S). Operative time, complications, length of hospital stay, visual analog pain scale scores of neck and arm pain, and the amount of facet joint resection were compared between the... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:63-8. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.10
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:1082  | Downloaded:53
  • Topic: Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases|Open Access

    Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar laminectomy

    Yukoh Ohara , Sumito Shimizu , Junichi Mizuno
    Aim: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar laminectomy or laminotomy (PELL) is a minimally invasive surgical technique to treat lumbar canal stenosis. The procedure is undertaken using a single port endoscope, as with percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PED). PED has become popular with spinal surgeons in Japan as a suitable surgery for lumbar disc herniation patients. Because PED has the powerful advantage of structural preservation, it allows for short hospital stays and early recovery of the patient. PELL and PED are conceptually very similar, in that they are both minimally invasive.... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:74-80. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.08
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:862  | Downloaded:66
  • Short Communication|Open Access

    Single-incision laparoscopic closure of inguinal hernia in female children: a simplified technique

    Ahmed AbdElghaffar Helal
    Aim: Single-incision laparoscopic hernia repair (SILHR) is a popular technique, especially in female children, as it reduces the number of incisions while achieving a better cosmetic outcome. However, intracorporeal suturing and knotting remains a major obstacle during SILHR and it requires a relatively long learning curve. Conversely, extracorporeal suturing and knotting is straightforward, though it has several drawbacks. The purpose of this report is to describe a simple technique for SILHR in female children. Methods: Between May 2014 and December 2016, 100 girls with 120 hernias of the... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:89-94. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2016.10
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:632  | Downloaded:55
  • Original Article|Open Access

    Modified parasternal approach is a good alternative for aortic valve surgery

    Kuan-Ming Chiu
    Aim: Cardiac surgery, as with other surgical specialties, has moved toward minimally invasive procedures. Currently, since the cardiopulmonary bypass machine remains necessary for most cardiac surgery procedures, efforts have focused on decreasing surgical trauma by limiting vascular access sites and any unnecessary dissection. This study presents the authors’ approach for less invasive valve surgery, which aimed to avoid a conventional midline sternotomy and reducing the length of incision. Methods: For patients with aortic valve involvement, parasternal approach was the primary choice. A... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:81-8. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.03
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:565  | Downloaded:20
  • Topic: Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases|Open Access

    Percutaneous endoscopic cervical laminectomy

    Yasuhiko Nishimura
    Aim: This study aimed to document the use of percutaneous endoscopic cervical laminectomy (PECL) and the treatment results. Methods: Eleven patients with a limited cervical spinal canal stenosis were indicated for the surgery. Under general anesthesia, the interlaminar space between the affected vertebrae was approached from 5 mm outside the midline. Laminectomy was performed using a 2.5-mm or 3.5-mm high speed drill, and an endoscope. Subsequently, the bilateral yellow ligament was removed and sufficient decompression of the dural sac was confirmed. Surgery was completed after the... Read more
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:69-73. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.09
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:525  | Downloaded:43
  • Topic: Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases|Open Access

    Preface of the special issue on "Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases"

    Hisashi Koga
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:41-2. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.14
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:365  | Downloaded:30
  • Editorial|Open Access

    A foreword from the Editor-in-Chief

    Charles F. Bellows
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:1-2. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.07
    Published on: 31 Mar 2017  | Viewed:349  | Downloaded:16
  • Topic: Percutaneous endoscopic system for spinal diseases|Open Access

    Endoscopic surgical skill qualification and educational system of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association

    Akira Dezawa
    Mini-invasive Surg 2017;1:52-5. | doi:10.20517/2574-1225.2017.15
    Published on: 30 Jun 2017  | Viewed:296  | Downloaded:19
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