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Laparoscopic surgery is one of the most significant surgical advances of the twentieth century. Recently, the focus has been on the development of minimally invasive techniques in the form of single-incision laparoscopic surgery. The single-incision technique provides a less invasive alternative to conventional laparoscopic surgery, requiring only one(More)
BACKGROUND Appendicectomy is a well established surgical procedure used in the management of acute appendicitis.  The operation can be performed with minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic) or as an open procedure. A recent development in appendicectomy has been the introduction of less invasive single incision laparoscopic surgery, using a single(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver resection is increasingly being used for the excision of benign and malignant hepatic lesions. The aim of this study was to perform meta-analysis on the compiled data from available observational studies. METHODS All the studies comparing laparoscopic versus open liver resections were searched on the available databases. Data(More)
The face of surgery has changed over the past two decades with the introduction of laparoscopic techniques. The majority of surgical specialties now perform minimally invasive procedures hence decreasing the scarring, pain, and infection historically associated with open surgery. To further reduce the invasiveness of surgery, new surgical techniques like(More)
Surgical smoke containing potentially carcinogenic and irritant chemicals is an inevitable consequence of intraoperative energized dissection. Different energized dissection methods have not been compared directly in human laparoscopic surgery or against commonly encountered pollutants. This study undertook an analysis of carcinogenic and irritant volatile(More)
INTRODUCTION The traditional management of appendiceal mass has been an initial conservative approach followed by interval appendicectomy. More recently, the necessity of interval appendicectomy has been questioned by a growing amount of evidence in the surgical literature. The aim of this study was to review the available scientific evidence and to(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of single port/incision laparoscopic surgery (SPILS) with standard three-port laparoscopic surgery for appendicectomy in adults. Feasibility data was collected to evaluate generalizability to other single-port techniques such as cholecystectomy. This was a single-center, randomized controlled trial.(More)
OBJECTIVE The rate of recurrence in high grade non muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is 70% with progression rate of 15-40% at 5 years. The treatment of high grade NMIBC is intravesical BCG therapy, however for high risk cases radical cystectomy is recommended. In this study we determined the response of high grade NMIBC to BCG therapy and the factors(More)
BACKGROUND Combination therapy with interferon and ribavirin has become the standard of care in the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) infected patients. Treatment response, however, is not 100% and is accompanied with side effects faced by the patient as well as observed in haematologic indices. Studies are focusing on daily or high-dose induction(More)
The aim of this retrospective study is to investigate the immediate and long-term outcomes following the insertion of covered and uncovered self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) for the management of malignant tracheobronchial disease. A total of 49 patients (27 male, mean age 60.9 ± 15 years) underwent 77 SEMS insertions (57 uncovered). The procedure was(More)