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OBJECTIVES For years, limiting operative wound sepsis and its resultant morbidity in patients with small bowel perforations has been a major headache for surgeons. The present study was intended to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to traumatic and typhoid small bowel perforations, in terms of assessing its feasibility and limiting wound(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional surgical procedures for managing abdominal hydatids, including those of the liver, have a very high morbidity rate in terms of hospital stay and wound complications. Less invasive procedures may thus be logical alternatives. METHOD We enrolled 58 patients in the study. Using guided ultrasound aspiration followed by instillation(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is conventionally done under general anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia is usually preferred in patients where general anesthesia is contraindicated. We present our experience using spinal anesthesia as the first choice for laparoscopic surgery for over 11 years with the contention that it is a good alterative to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) should be the procedure of choice in treating acute cholecystitis. METHOD A prospective study was conducted over a 4 1/2-year period. There were 187 patients with acute cholecystitis out of 1020 patients with gallbladder disease who required cholecystectomy. These patients were divided into(More)
BACKGROUND Single incision laparoscopic surgery, especially transumbilical, should be the closest to replicate the minimal access results achieved by natural orifice endoscopic surgery (NOTES). This study of single incision transabdominal preperitoneal (SITAPP) inguinal hernia repair is a continuing study exploring the peroperative variables and short and(More)
INTRODUCTION The feasibility of the single incision, multiport transumbilical approach(SILC) for the treatment of symptomatic gallbladder calculus disease has been established. AIMS The study examines both short and long term morbidity of the SILC approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS All the 1338 patients were operated by the same surgeon through a(More)
Context and Aims: Our study aims to evaluate the post-operative pain and cosmesis of single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) in comparison with the standard, 3-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SLC) with respect to the length of incision, cosmetic scores, post-operative pain scores and duration of hospital stay. SETTINGS AND DESIGN This(More)
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