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Minimally invasive oesophagectomy is being increasingly performed for treatment of carcinoma oesophagus. In this article, we overview the different types of minimally invasive oesophagectomies we used in our experience. To present an overview of the different types of minimally invasive oesophagectomies used to treat carcinoma oesophagus and to propose a(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)
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 The phenomenal progress of minimally invasive surgery has imparted its influence on conventional esophagectomy. Currently, more esophagectomies are being performed by laparoscopic and/or thoracoscopic methods. Esophagogastrectomy for the adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal (GE) junction has been a conventional treatment. The literature is(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 Leaks following oesophageal surgery are considered to be amongst the most dreaded complications and contributory to postoperative mortality. Controversies still exist regarding the best option for the management of oesophageal leaks due to lack of standardized treatment protocols. This study was designed to analyse the feasibility outcome and(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)
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS This study(More)
INTRODUCTION 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(More)
BACKGROUND Hydatid disease, being endemic in several areas of the world, is of interest even to surgeons in non-endemic areas because they may encounter the disease due to ease and rapidity of travel as well as immigration. We describe a new device for laparoscopic management of hepatic hydatid disease. METHODS The special trocar-cannula system--the(More)