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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in day surgery: feasibility and outcomes of the first 400 patients.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in a day surgery setting in Italy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between MarchExpand
Does ghost ileostomy have a role in the laparoscopic rectal surgery era? A randomized controlled trial
AbstractBackgroundAnastomotic leakage following anterior rectal resection is the most important and most commonly faced complication of laparoscopy and open surgery. To prevent this complication, theExpand
Modified technique for performing STARR with Contour Transtar™.
Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR) performed using CCS-30 Contour Transtar™ despite its recent introduction seems to be an effective surgical procedure to treat obstructed defecationExpand
Role of CT angiography with three-dimensional reconstruction of mesenteric vessels in laparoscopic colorectal resections: a randomized controlled trial
BackgroundLaparoscopic surgery, despite its well-known advantages and continuous technological innovations, still has limitations such as the lack of tactile sensation and reduced view of theExpand
Preservation of the inferior mesenteric artery via laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy performed for diverticular disease: real benefit or technical challenge: a randomized controlled clinical trial
BackgroundDefecatory disorders are very common complications after left hemicolectomy and anterior rectal resection. These disorders seem related primarily to colonic denervation after the resection.Expand
Topical Glyceryl Trinitrate Ointment for Pain Related to Anal Hypertonia After Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain after stapled hemorrhoidopexy is cause for considerable concern and may be related to contracture of continence muscles. OBJECTIVE: We compared glyceryl trinitrate 0.4%Expand
The importance of lymph node retrieval and lymph node ratio following preoperative chemoradiation of rectal cancer
Preoperative chemoradiation (CRT) for rectal cancer decreases the number of examined lymph nodes (NELN) found in the resected specimen. However, the prognostic role of lymph node evaluation includingExpand
Laparoscopic assisted transvaginal cholecystectomy: single centre preliminary experience.
BACKGROUND Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) is a new approach that allows abdominal surgery to be performed through a natural orifice such as the oral cavity, vagina or rectum.Expand
Gallstone ileus: a case report and review of the literature.
Gallstone ileus is a rare complication of gallstone disease, accounting for 1-4% of all bowel obstructions. The phisiopathology is related to the presence of a bilio-enteric fistula.Expand
Laparoscopic Treatment for Unsuspected Common Bile Duct Stones by Transcystic Sphincter of Oddi Pneumatic Balloon Dilation and Pressure-Washing Technique
BackgroundUnsuspected common bile duct stones (CBDS) are found in 4–5 % of patients with cholelithiasis. The optimal strategy for the treatment of asymptomatic CBDS, diagnosed during laparoscopicExpand