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INTRODUCTION Carcinoma gall bladder (CaGB) is a disease with high mortality and is usually diagnosed as an incidental case among patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for symptomatic gall stone disease. METHODS A total of 3205 LC done between January 2004 and August 2007 for symptomatic gall stone disease were retrospectively searched for(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) are complications better avoided than treated. These injuries cause long-lasting morbidity and can be fatal. The authors present their experience with biliary injury in LC during a period exceeding 13 years. METHODS Between January 1992 and December 2005, 13,305 LCs were performed at the(More)
BACKGROUND Sliding hernias are an uncommon type of inguinal hernia. Very little is published in the literature regarding the outcome of laparoscopic repair of sliding hernia. The present series evaluates the feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic repair of these hernias. METHODS Retrospective analysis of prospectively maintained data of patients with(More)
In obese individuals, visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is the seat of chronic low-grade inflammation (metaflammation), but the mechanistic link between increased adiposity and metaflammation largely remains unclear. In obese individuals, deregulation of a specific adipokine, chemerin, contributes to innate initiation of metaflammation by recruiting circulating(More)
INTRODUCTION Repair of groin and ventral hernias are among the technically difficult endoscopic procedures where the role of laparoscopic surgery is fast emerging. We have designed a laparoscopic simulator trainer box for hernia surgery, which closely mimics the complex endoscopic procedure, and good results can be achieved by training on these trainer(More)
The laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with preperitoneal placement of mesh minimizes the complications related to the intraperitoneal position of mesh and fixating devices. It allows safe use of conventional and less expensive polypropylene mesh. The prospectively collected data of 68 patients who underwent laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal mesh(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrences continue to be seen after repair of inguinal hernias. The repair of these recurrent hernias is a more complex and demanding procedure, with a high re-recurrence rate. Definite advantage has been demonstrated with endoscopic repair of these hernias. METHODS The results for this prospective study from January 2003 to December 2006(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), a common laparoscopic procedure, is a relatively safe invasive procedure, but complications can occur at every step, starting from creation of the pneumoperitoneum. Several studies have investigated procedure-related complications, but the primary access- or trocar-related complications generally are(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard procedure for symptomatic gall stone disease. Situs inversus is a condition where the visceral anatomy is reversed. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient of situs inversus is a technically difficult procedure. Six patients of situs inversus underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy from January 2003 to December(More)