Chinnusamy Palanivelu

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BACKGROUND To evaluate outcomes after minimally invasive or thoracolaparoscopic esophagectomy (TLE) with thoracoscopic mobilization of the esophagus and mediastinal esophagectomy in prone position. Esophagectomies are being performed increasingly by a minimally invasive route with decreased morbidity and shorter hospital stay compared with conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy is a technically demanding surgery performed only at few centers in the world. This article aims to describe the evolution of the technique and summarizes the results in our institute over the years. METHODS Prospective data of patients undergoing laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy from March 1998 to(More)
OBJECTIVES Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is evolving as a promising alternative for abdominal surgery. IMTN Registry was designed to prospectively document early results of natural orifice surgery among a large group of clinical cases. METHODS Sixteen centers from 9 countries were approved to participate in the study, based on(More)
PURPOSE The common incisions for transabdominal specimen retrieval after laparoscopic colorectal surgery are lower quadrant, midline, or transverse suprapubic incision. This study was designed to evaluate a novel method of specimen extraction after totally laparoscopic proctocolectomies. METHODS We retrospectively studied seven women patients from 2004 to(More)
Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is the newest technique emerging in the field of surgery. There are several techniques described in the literature; however there is no standardization yet. We describe the transvaginal approach for endoscopic appendectomy in humans, probably the world’s first report. Pneumoperitoneum was achieved via(More)
BACKGROUND Choledochal cysts are congenital dilations of the biliary tree. The accepted mode of treatment is total excision with hepaticojejunostomy. In this retrospective study, we present our technique and results of laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively studied 35 patients who had undergone laparoscopic choledochal(More)
BACKGROUND Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is a rare condition causing acute or chronic compression of the third part of the duodenum, due to a reduction in the aortomesenteric angle. Traditionally, an open duodenojejunostomy is recommended when conservative management fails. Laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy is a minimally invasive option that has(More)
Choledochal cyst (CDC) is a well described albeit rare clinical entity. Complete cyst excision with biliary-enteric reconstruction is the recommended treatment for Todani type I, II, and IVA cysts to prevent complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate outcomes of laparoscopic CDC excision from a tertiary care center. This is a retrospective analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedures have been tested using numerous approaches, mainly in animals. In humans, only cholecystectomy has been assessed, using a combined transvaginal and transumbilical approach. We present another variant of a hybrid technique for cholecystectomy, namely the combination of a flexible(More)
INTRODUCTION Extraperitoneal cysts in the pelvis adjacent to the rectum are rare entities. They are of vague etiology, and the pathologic types of the acquired variety are dermoid, epidermoid, and teratoma. As far as we know, laparoscopic excision of a retrorectal epidermoid cyst has never before been reported. CASE REPORT The patient was an elderly lady(More)