Maurice Youssef Franciss

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BACKGROUND Intracorporeal digestive tract reconstruction after minimally invasive total gastrectomy may be challenging, even when using the da Vinci® Surgical System. This may be due to intrinsic difficulties during oesophago-jejunal anastomosis (EJA). The aim of this study was to describe a simple way to perform digestive tract reconstruction after robotic(More)
INTRODUCTION Recurrence of achalasia may occur in 10%-20% of cases operated by Heller's cardiomyotomy. Most of these patients will require further surgery to relieve symptoms. Major technical difficulties can be found in these reoperations. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old female patient with relapsed idiopathic achalasia after Heller's technique was treated(More)
BACKGROUND In Brazil, access to healthcare varies widely by community. Options for repair of surgically correctable conditions, such as inguinal hernias, are limited. A training program was instituted to expand access to Lichtenstein hernioplasty. METHODS Between September, 2014 and September, 2015, 3 orders of training series took place in São Paulo,(More)
FIGURE 2-Esophagotomy and removal of the intact fish DISCUSSION The greater part of foreign bodies (80%) pass through the gastrointestinal tract without difficulties, but 20% can obstruct the lumen, requiring endoscopic or surgical removal (1% of cases). As the esophagus is a narrow portion of the gastrointestinal tract, 28-68% objects are found in this(More)
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