Wanda Petz

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BACKGROUND End-stage cholestatic liver disease (ESCLD) is the main indication for liver replacement in children. Pediatric cadaver-organ-donor shortage has prompted the most important evolutions in the technique of liver transplantation, in particular living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and split-liver transplantation (SLT). METHODS Between November(More)
Laparoscopic rectal surgery is feasible, oncologically safe, and offers better short-term outcomes than traditional open procedures in terms of pain control, recovery of bowel function, length of hospital stay, and time until return to working activity. Nevertheless, laparoscopic techniques are not widely used in rectal surgery, mainly because they require(More)
The laparoscopic approach for treatment of rectal cancer has been proven feasible and oncologically safe, and is able to offer better short-term outcomes than traditional open procedures, mainly in terms of reduced length of hospital stay and time to return to working activity. In spite of this, the laparoscopic technique is usually practised only in(More)
The current standard treatment for rectal cancer is based on a multimodality approach with preoperative radiochemotherapy in advanced cases and complete surgical removal through total mesorectal excision (TME). The most frequent surgical approach is traditional open surgery, as laparoscopic TME requires high technical skill, a long learning curve, and is(More)
Splenic flexure mobilization is a challenging surgical procedure, but is it necessary to safely perform left colon and rectal resections. This paper is a technical focus detailing the four ways to mobilize splenic flexure in robotic surgery. The medial approach involves an extensive dissection of the medial plane separating descending mesocolon form Toldt(More)
Complete Mesocolic Excision (CME) with central vascular ligation has been reported to potentially improve oncological results in right colectomy [1-4]. However, along with the intracorporeal anastomosis, it represents a challenging step of the laparoscopic procedure [2,3,5]. The video describes a novel bottom-to-up suprapubic approach for robotic right(More)
Lymphatic mapping (LM) and sentinel lymph node (SLN) identification by blue dye in colon cancer is a procedure feasible during minimally invasive surgery, with good specificity, but still a low sensitivity (78% in our series). These results are in accordance with the literature and have limited more widespread diffusion of the method, both as a tool for(More)
BACKGROUND A structured training is a key element for the learning of techniques with a high level of complexity, such as robotic colorectal surgery. METHODS This study reports the results of an expert consensus round table held during the 6th Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) congress, focusing on recommendations in robotic colorectal surgery.(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate technical feasibility, oncological safety and short-term clinical results of robotic rectal resection for cancer. METHODS From January 2008 to July 2010, 46 patients (27 males and 19 females, median age 69 years, median BMI 24.6 kg/m2) with histologically-proven adenocarcinoma of medium and distal rectum were(More)
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