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E.A.E.S. multicenter prospective randomized trial comparing two-stage vs single-stage management of patients with gallstone disease and ductal calculi
AbstractBackground: The current management of patients with gallstone disease and ductal calculi consists of endoscopic stone extraction (ESE) followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). FollowingExpand
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Quantification of pain in laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernioplasty identifies marked differences between prosthesis fixation systems.
BACKGROUND Various systems exist for prosthesis fixation in hernia repair. These techniques vary in terms of postoperative complications and pain. This study compares prosthesis fixation techniquesExpand
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Laparoscopic versus open incisional hernia repair: an open randomized controlled study.
BACKGROUND Incisional hernia is a common complication of abdominal surgery, and it is often a source of morbidity and high costs for health care. This is a case-control study to compare laparoscopicExpand
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Laparoscopic versus open incisional hernia repair
BackgroundIncisional hernia is a common complication of abdominal surgery, and it is often a source of morbidity and high costs for health care. This is a case-control study to compare laparoscopicExpand
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Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Minilaparoscopic Approach: A Retrospective Review After 8-Years' Experience
Background: This is a presentation of our 8-year experience in laparoscopic appendectomy, showing complications and results to determine the advantages and efficacy of laparoscopy. Methods: We usedExpand
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Use of fibrin glue (Tissucol®) in laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall defects: preliminary experience
IntroductionThe aim of this study was to establish the efficacy and tolerability of human fibrin glue (Tissucol®) for the nontraumatic fixation of a composite prosthesis (Parietex®) in theExpand
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Fibrin glue for mesh fixation in laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) hernia repair: indications, technique, and outcomes
BackgroundThe efficacy and safety of prosthesis fixation were studied by means of fibrin glue (Tissucol, Baxter Healthcare) during laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) treatment ofExpand
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Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in acute appendicitis: A randomized prospective study
Background:Laparoscopic appendectomy is a safe and effective procedure, as both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. It seems to be more effective than the corresponding open procedure. Aim of thisExpand
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Laparoscopic Colectomy: the Absolute Need for a Standard Operative Technique
Background: The aim of this study is to review our experience performing laparoscopic colon surgery and to present the operative technique as used and standardized by us. Methods: From April 1992 toExpand
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Laparoscopic liver tumour resection with the argon beam.
Our initial experience with four minor resections for one malignant and three benign lesions is reported. Dissection was accomplished by mechanical fragmentation and hydrojet. Coagulation wasExpand
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