Kalpesh V. Jani

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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)
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 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)
This review article is a tribute to the genius of Professor Erich Muhe, a man ahead of his times. We trace the development of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and detail the tribulations faced by Muhe. On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy, we take another look at some of the controversies surrounding this gold(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)
AIM The aim was to study the feasibility of the laparoscopic approach in the management of ulcerative colitis, to assess the functional results at 1-year and to review of literature on the topic. MATERIALS AND METHODS All patients presenting for surgical management of histopathologically proven ulcerative colitis during the study period were included in(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)
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are ion channels that are expressed in the cell membrane of all mammalian cells, including cancer cells. Recent findings suggest that nAChRs not only mediate nicotine addiction in the brain but also contribute to the development and progression of cancers directly induced by nicotine and its derived carcinogenic(More)
BACKGROUND Since the performance of the first laparoscopic cardiomyotomy for achalasia cardia in 1991, the popularity of the minimally invasive approach for this troublesome disease has been growing. We present our experience of 226 patients who underwent laparoscopic cardiomyotomy and discuss the relevant issues. METHODS A retrospective analysis was(More)
BACKGROUND We present a randomised control trial to compare suture fixation of the mesh with non-mechanical fixation using n-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) glue for laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernioplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS After a standard dissection for laparoscopic TEP hernioplasty, the mesh was fixed using sutures or NBCA glue to the(More)