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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of single-stage resection and anastomosis for acute left-sided colonic obstruction due to acute sigmoid volvulus without intraoperative lavage. Mechanical bowel preparation has been shown to be unnecessary for elective colorectal surgery. Colonic decompression without intraoperative lavage(More)
Between January 1995 and December 2000, 197 patients (44.97%) were treated for sigmoid volvulus at Bankura Medical College and Hospital, Bankura, West Bengal, India. The mean age was 45.06 years and the male to female ratio was 2.07:1. The various aetiological factors, clinical features and management have been reviewed. Abdominal distension with(More)
Operative laparoscopy has changed the concept of surgery from prolonged painful recuperative periods with long scars of open surgery to short stay, painless, and cosmetically satisfying surgery. This has been achieved at the expense of surgeons’ discomfort and fatigue, thus putting both the surgeon and patient at risk. Inadequate knowledge about ergonomics(More)
Sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy is an extremely rare complication with fewer than 76 cases reported in literature. We report a case of sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy. The sigmoid colon was resected and Hartman's colostomy was performed. The patient had a successful recovery. Aggressive resuscitation followed by early surgical intervention(More)
Laparoscopic procedures for removal of the appendix by the three-port technique as an alternative to conventional appendicectomy have gained wide popularity, but they have been criticized for technical difficulty, more time consumption, and high cost. We have compared conventional three-port laparoscopic appendicectomy (LA) and laparoscope-assisted(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the feasibility of acute appendicectomy in patients with an appendicular mass. SETTING Department of Surgery, Bankura Sammalani Medical College (BSMCH), Bankura, West Bengal, India. PATIENTS From January 1998 to May 2001. 87 patients were diagnosed and operated for appendix mass within 24 h of admission. None of the patients had any(More)
  • Utpal De
  • Journal of minimal access surgery
  • 2005
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendicectomy though widely practiced has not gained universal approval. Laparoscopic appendicectomy in India is relatively new and the literature is scant. This study was aimed to compare laparoscopic with open appendicectomy and ascertain the therapeutic benefit, if any, in the overall management of acute appendicitis. MATERIALS(More)
  • Utpal De
  • World journal of emergency surgery : WJES
  • 2009
Hydatid disease, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a common parasitic infection of the liver. Disseminated intra-abdominal hydatid disease may occur following rupture of the hydatid cyst into the peritoneal cavity, producing secondary echinococcosis. Rarely cyst may develop de-novo in the peritoneal cavity without involvement of any other(More)