Subbiah Rajapandian

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Diaphragmatic hernias may be congenital or acquired (traumatic). Some patients present in adulthood with a congenital hernia undetected during childhood or due to trauma, known as the adult-onset type. The authors present their series of adult-onset type diaphragmatic hernias managed successfully by laparoscopy. This study retrospectively investigated 21(More)
INTRODUCTION Foreign bodies (FBs) are commonly seen in pediatric and gastroenterologist practice. Most of them will pass without intervention; those that do not will need surgery. Laparoscopy has been used to achieve this to good effect. We present a child with ingestion of multiple magnets. CASE REPORT The patient was a 2-year-old child with history of(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies worldwide have identified a high prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among morbidly obese subjects. Several predictors have been found to be associated with NAFLD and its histological high-risk components. Similar data from India is lacking. We aimed to determine the prevalence and the predictors of NAFLD and(More)
BACKGROUND A Spigelian hernia is a congenital defect in the transversus aponeurosis fascia. Traditionally, an anterior hernioplasty was used to repair these defects. This study aimed to document our experience with laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair for Spigelian hernia. METHODS Eight patients underwent laparoscopic transabdominal Spigelian(More)
Jejunal diverticula are rare lesions, and when complications arise, they pose diagnostic difficulties. Perforation is a common complication resulting in an acute abdomen, although preoperative diagnosis is usually not possible. The “gold standard” for management for patients with complications is surgery. We present a series of patients with perforated(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Repair of recurrent ventral hernias (RVHs) has a high failure rate more so in the presence of obesity. The chronic increase in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) associated with obesity might, in part, be an important implicating factor that needs to be addressed in these patients. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) done with(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic ventral hernia mesh repair has gained wide popularity with the benefits of shorter hospital stay, improved patient outcome, and fewer complications compared with traditional open procedures. It also offers the advantage of combining procedures at different quadrants of the abdomen. In this article we have retrospectively studied the(More)
INTRODUCTION Safe, effective weight loss with resolution of comorbidities has been convincingly demonstrated with bariatric surgery in the aged obese. They, however, lose less weight than younger individuals. It is not known if degree of weight loss is influenced by the choice of bariatric procedure. The aim of this study was to compare the degree of weight(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy in patients undergoing bariatric surgery is controversial. It is recommended routinely by some authors to detect benign or malignant pathology that mostly remains asymptomatic. Others recommend selective use, suggesting not much impact on surgical management of detected pathology, especially in(More)
BACKGROUND Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) may be a better option for morbidly obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) for long-term reflux control. It is recommended after fundoplication if a patient is morbidly obese with GERD with failed fundoplication or if bariatric surgery is planned with a prior successful fundoplication (Kim et al., Am(More)