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BACKGROUND We describe our experience with laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy, including 5-year actuarial survival rates. STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective study of selected patients who underwent laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy at a single center between 1998 and 2006. We have described the salient features of our technique and followup(More)
BACKGROUND Hydatid disease is an endemic condition in several parts of the world. Owing to ease of travel, even surgeons in nonendemic areas encounter the disease and should be aware of its optimum treatment. A safe, new method of laparoscopic management of hepatic hydatid disease is described along with a review of the relevant literature. METHODS(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)
INTRODUCTION Intestinal malrotation is a developmental anomaly of intestinal fixation and rotation caused by a disruption in the normal embryologic development of the bowel. Normal rotation takes place around the superior mesenteric artery. Incomplete rotation and midgut volvulus is the commonest type of anomaly. Intestinal obstruction is the commonest(More)
BACKGROUND Familial adenomatous polyposis is a hereditary disease characterized by the presence of thousands of colonic adenomas, which, if untreated, invariably undergo malignant transformation. Because this disease manifests at a young age, the laparoscopic approach to perform surgery would be desirable due to its cosmetic benefits. We describe our(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to document the authors' experience with laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in children. METHODS Ninety-three hernia repairs were performed in 64 children. The neck was closed with a purse string suture by using 4-0 absorbable suture. RESULTS Ninety-three indirect inguinal hernial sacs were closed in 64 children. Nine(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery is the mainstay of treatment of patients with peptic duodenal perforation. With the advent of minimal access techniques, laparoscopy is being used for the treatment of this condition. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 120 consecutive patients (mean age 44.5 years; 111 men) with duodenal ulcer perforation who had undergone laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND A Spigelian hernia is a congenital defect in the transversus aponeurosis fascia. Traditionally, an anterior hernioplasty was used to repair these defects. This study aimed to document our experience with laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair for Spigelian hernia. METHODS Eight patients underwent laparoscopic transabdominal Spigelian(More)
BACKGROUND Open cholecystectomy is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality in cirrhotic patients. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy may offer a better option because of the magnification available and the availability of newer instruments like the ultrasonic shears. We present our experience of 265 laparoscopic cholecystectomies and attempt to(More)
BACKGROUND Nonparasitic benign hepatic cysts are relatively rare, and are usually detected fortuitously while investigating a patient for some other illness. However, they may reach huge proportions and present as an upper abdominal mass. With the advent of laparoscopy, a minimally invasive technique is available to manage these cases, which is described(More)