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INTRODUCTION Various fields have used gaze behaviour to evaluate task proficiency. This may also apply to surgery for the assessment of technical skill, but has not previously been explored in live surgery. The aim was to assess differences in gaze behaviour between expert and junior surgeons during open inguinal hernia repair. METHODS Gaze behaviour of(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes after total pancreatectomy is commonly described as 'brittle' with most series reporting outcomes after resection for pancreatitis alone. The aim of this study was to determine glycaemic control in patients resected for benign and malignant disease. METHODS A retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing total pancreatectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Central pancreatectomy (CP) is preferred to distal pancreatectomy (DP) for the excision of benign tumours at the neck or body of the pancreas, in order to preserve pancreatic function and the spleen. However, the pancreaticoenterostomy is technically difficult to perform laparoscopically and the postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) rate is(More)
The introduction of surgical robotics to the field of surgical oncology brings with it an expectation not only of improved vision, instrumentation, and precision but also as a result, a potential for improved oncological outcomes. The current interest in the field of oesophagogastric oncology is explored in this review together with the benefits, real and(More)
This paper introduces an articulated robotic device based on universal joints with embedded micro motors for minimally invasive surgery. The device features an articulated distal tip with seven independently controllable degrees-of-freedom (DoF), arranged as two universal joints (intersecting pitch and yaw) and three single DoF joints (yaw only); two(More)
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) aims to eliminate multiple port incisions. Although general operative principles of SILS are similar to conventional laparoscopic surgery, operative techniques are not standardized. This review aims to evaluate the current use of SILS published in the literature by examining the types of operations performed,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite increasing data regarding clinical outcomes following transvaginal hybrid NOTES cholecystectomy (TVC), a consensus regarding safety based on comparative studies has yet to be reached. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare safety and clinical outcomes of TVC with conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC)(More)
BACKGROUND Optical biopsy methods such as probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) provide useful intraoperative real-time information, especially during minimally invasive surgery with flexible endoscopic or robotic platforms. By translating the probe at constant pressure across the target tissue, undistorted "mosaics" can be produced. However,(More)
INTRODUCTION Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) represents the next step in laparoscopic surgery in further reducing the invasiveness of surgical procedures with cosmetic advantages. Recalling the increased rates of major complications at the advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy 20 years ago, however, it is clear that appropriate training is(More)