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BACKGROUND A population-based case-control study was conducted in order to investigate the advantages of robot-assisted gastric resection (RGR) for gastric cancer as opposed to traditional open gastrectomy (OG). METHODS Data were collected in two prospectively maintained databases on patients who underwent a D2 gastrectomy with curative intent for primary(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study is to describe techniques of robot-assisted parenchymal-sparing liver surgery. BACKGROUND Laparoscopy provides the same oncologic outcomes as open liver resection and better early outcome. Limitations of laparoscopy remain resections in posterior and superior liver segments, frequently approached with laparoscopic right(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic surgery was introduced as a means of overcoming the limitations of traditional laparoscopy. This report describes the results of a matched comparative study between traditional (TLLR) and robot-assisted laparoscopic liver resection (RLLR) performed in two European centers. METHODS From January 2008-April 2013, 46 patients underwent RLLR(More)
While inflow occlusion techniques are accepted methods to reduce bleeding during open liver surgery, their use in laparoscopic liver resections are limited by possible effects of pneumoperitoneum on ischemia-reperfusion liver damage. This retrospective study was designed to investigate the impact of intermittent pedicle clamping (IPC) on patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Resection of cardia and upper gastric carcinoma is considered a demanding procedure in laparoscopic surgery. Robotics could aid laparoscopic dissection of the oesophago-gastric junction and oesophageal anastomosis, enlarging indications for a minimally invasive approach to these tumours. METHODS Data from 17 consecutive patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative photography is used extensively for communication, research, or teaching. The objective of the present work was to define, using a standardized methodology and literature review, the best technical conditions for intraoperative photography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using either a smartphone camera, a bridge camera, or a single-lens(More)
INTRODUCTION Hydatid disease is a helminthic anthropozoonosis with worldwide distribution due to the close associations among sheep, dogs, and humans. It can occur almost anywhere in the body with a variety of imaging features, which may change according to the growth stage, associated complications, and affected tissues. A definitive diagnosis requires a(More)
Hepatic adenoma (HA) is a rare indication for liver transplantation (LTx). So far 20 cases of LTx for HA are reported in PubMed. In rare cases HA presents as multiple hepatic adenomas or recurrent adenoma after initial liver resection and in such cases LTx is the only potential cure and prevents the risk of bleeding or cancer transformation into(More)
Eitel first described omental torsion in 1899, since then, fewer than 250 cases have been reported. Although omental torsion is rarely diagnosed preoperatively, knowledge of this pathology is important to the surgeon because it mimics the common causes of acute surgical abdomen. For this reason, in the absence of diagnosed preexisting abdominal pathology,(More)
BACKGROUND Bedside diagnostic laparoscopy has an important role of diagnosing acute abdomen in critically ill patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU). Delayed diagnosis of intraabdominal pathology increases the morbidity and mortality rates for these patients, whose clinical signs often are absent due to analgesic medication and sedation. (More)