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BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to the evaluate results of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in obese patients. METHODS All patients who underwent elective laparoscopic colorectal surgery from January 1993 to December 2003 were included in the study. BMI>30 was used as an objective obesity criterion. The evaluated parameters included BMI, age, sex,(More)
Retrorectal cysts are rare benign lesions in the presacral space which are frequently diagnosed in middle-aged females. We report here our experience with two symptomatic female patients who were diagnosed as having a retrorectal cyst and managed using a laparoscopic approach. The two patients were misdiagnosed as having an ovarian cystic lesion after(More)
INTRODUCTION Long-term results after laparoscopic surgery with conversion to open surgery for colorectal cancer are seldom published. AIM The study analysed the impact of conversion of laparoscopic surgery to open resection for colorectal cancer on short- and long-term results. MATERIAL AND METHODS The prospectively collected data of 469 patients with(More)
AIM Laparoscopic total gastrectomy for cancer have been rarely adopted in Czech Republic. The aim of this study is to assess results of these procedures analyzing our series of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS From May 2002 to June 2010 43 laparoscopic total gastrectomies with lymphadenectomy were performed for patients with gastric cancer. Clinical and(More)
AIM Studies have shown that recurrence rates of full-thickness rectal prolapse (FTRP) 5 years after surgery can quadruple at 10 years. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of laparoscopic suture rectopexy for FTRP on recurrence rates and functional outcome at a median follow up of 10 years. METHOD Prospectively collected data for patients who underwent(More)
Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery extends the possibilities of laparoscopic operations while preserving the miniinvasive character of the operation. The objective of the work is, based on the authors' experience with a group of 28 patients operated by this method for diseases of the colorectum to describe the surgical technique, present their results and(More)
The authors present an unusual and, according to the available literature data, so far unused method--management of the rectovaginal fistule, using a T.E.M. technique (transanal endoscopic microsurgery). In their case-review of a female patient, they present advantages of this technique in a case of a rare disorder - a benign rectovaginal fistule. All of(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to evaluate the results of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in elderly patients and compare them with the results of open procedures. METHODS An analysis of a prospectively collected database of 705 patients who underwent in the period between January 2001 and December 2006 elective laparoscopic (LAC) or open (OC)(More)
INTRODUCTION This study is aimed at identifying important risk factors associated with conversion of laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is usually associated with less operative trauma, more favourable post-operative course and lower morbidity than open surgery. However, conversion is connected with some risks according to some authors.(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to determine the impact of anastomotic leakage on long-term outcomes after curative surgery for rectal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 174 patients who underwent elective, potentially curative open or laparoscopic resection with anastomoses for rectal cancer at the Department of Surgery of the(More)