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RESEARCH ARTICLE 

Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy: 1000 Cases Performed by a Single Surgeon

Marcos Tobias-Machado, Cristiano L Pazeto, Rafael Tourinho-Barbosa, Hamilton C Zampolli, Michael Cerqueira, Carlos Chagas, Tarcisio Ge, Bruno Simão, Frederico V Oliveira and Mario Maciel Jr

Abstract

We describe the first 1000 cases of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy performed by a single surgeon in a developing country. Aspects related to the learning curve, technical modifications over time and the transition LRP-RARP were also included.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE 

Laparoscopic Treatment of Incisional Lumbar Hernia: Long Term Results Comparing Polypropylene Xptfe Mesh Repair

Marcos Tobias-Machado

Abstract

Lumbar hernia after lumbotomy is rare especially nowadays due to routinely application of minimally invasive treatments for kidney and adrenal diseases. We present our results with laparoscopic mesh repair analyzing objective parameters and patient satisfaction in at least 1 year of follow-up.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE 

Simultaneous Bilateral Surgery as a Model for Learning Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy (VEIL)

Marcos Tobias Machado, Pablo Aloisio Lima Mattos, Aurus Dourado, Silvana Sales de Deus Barbosa, Igor da Rocha Martins Franklin, Igor Nunes Silva, Victor Corona, Emmanuel Nava and Odilo de Sousa Queiroz III

Abstract

Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymphadenectomy (VEIL) is feasible and safe in selected patient with groin metastases. Simultaneous bilateral performance seems to improve morbidity, however it still requires standardization. This article aims to describe a standardized and planned training model for VEIL.

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CASE REPORT 

'Adenomyosis': The Enigma

Hafeez Rahman and Nikita Trehan

Abstract

Adenomyosis was classically defined by Bird, et al. as "Benign invasion of endometrium in the myometrium producing a diffusely enlarged uterus which microscopically exhibits ectopic nonneoplastic endometrial glands and stroma surrounded by hypertrophic and hyperplastic myometrium"

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REVIEW ARTICLE 

The Role of Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery in Obese Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Edgar Vargas Flores, Juan Carlos Quintana Cortez, Jose Luis Ledesma Contreras, Yazmin Berrones Medina and Lucero Chao Zhou

Abstract

There has been an important increase in the prevalence of GERD in the United States in the last two decades and obesity seems to play an important role. GERD and its symptoms occur as result of anatomic and physiologic abnormalities.

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Case Report 

Thoracic Endometriosis in Monozigotic Twins

Marin Camacho S, Lopez Carrasco A, Rodriguez and R Hernandez A

Abstract

Endometriosis consists on the presence of functionally active ectopic endometrial tissue. The thorax is the most frequent extrapelvic location. The causes of endometriosis are not well known yet and involve both genetic and environmental factors.

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Case Report 

Torsion of the Greater Omentum as a Rare Cause of Acute Abdomen: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Christophoros Kosmidis, Georgios Koimtzis, Konstantinos Sapalidis, Nikolaos Michalopoulos, Lazaros Liavas, Eleni Georgakoudi and Isaac Kesisoglou

Abstract

Torsion of the greater omentum is a highly uncommon cause of acute abdomen in adults and is extremely difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Usually it mimics other surgical emergencies such as acute cholecystitis, acute appendicitis, perforated peptic ulcers and acute diverticulitis and can be easily misdiagnosed leading to deterioration of the patient.

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Research Article 

Comparison of Single-Port and Multi-Port Laparoscopic Methods of Nephrectomy in Young Infants

Yury Kozlov, Konstantin Kovalkov, Polina Baradieva, Andrey Rasputin and David Chubko

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The aim of this study was to compare results of treatment of non-functioning kidneys in neonates and infants using Single-Incision Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (SIL-N) and multi-ports laparoscopy.

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Research Article 

Risk Factors and Consequences of Conversion in Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Hai T Bui, James Pho, Matthew Kwok, Marcus Cheng, Alex Beath and Steven TF Chan

Abstract

No studies in Australia have explored risk factors for Laparoscopic (LA) to Open Appendectomy (OA) conversion. Differences in outcome following a Midline (ML) or Right Iliac Fossa (RIF) approach for conversion have not been documented.

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Case Report 

How to Evacuate Surgical Smoke While Using Laparoscopic Coagulation Shears

Mitsuaki Morimoto, Hisanaga Horie, Koji Koinuma, Katsusuke Mori, Yoshihiko Kono, Kenichi Oshiro, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Alan T Lefor and Naohiro Sata

Abstract

During laparoscopic surgery, the production of smoke by energized dissecting devices is a problem because it can obstruct the view of the operative field. The products of combustion may also contain hazardous chemicals, such as benzene, toluene, viable cancer cells or viruses.

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