Topic: Colorectal

A rare case of Hepatic Flexure Diverticulitis after pelvic laparoscopy and review of literature for management.

Aniket K Sakharpe, MD, MPH, Jakub Wilhelm, MD, Nida Mumtaz, BS, Abdul Badr, MD, Robert Bloch, MD, FACS, Leopoldo Baccaro, MD, George Ibrahim, MD. Drexel University and Easton Hospital. Diverticulosis commonly affects the geriatric patients, 10-15% of whom ultimately develop diverticulitis. Diverticulitis has many known complications, such as the formation of phlegmon, fistulas, bowel obstruction, […]

Minimally Invasive Colorectal Resection Is Associated with Significantly Elevated Levels of Plasma Matrix Metalloproteinase 3 (mmp3) During the First Month After Surgery Which May Promote the Growth of Residual Metastases

H.m.c Shantha Kumara, PhD, Xiaohong Yan, PhD, Hiromichi Miyagaki, MDPhD, Sahani De Silva, Vesna Cekic, RN, Richard L Whelan, MD. Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Suite 7B, 425 West, 59th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA;Department of Gastroenterological surgery, Graduate school of Medicine, Osaka University.. Introduction: MMP3, […]

Loop-and-let-go technique for colonic obstructing lipoma and Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery for rectal neoplasm with sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Alberto Arezzo, MD, Mauro Verra, MD, Alessandro Salvai, MD, Marco A Bonino, MD, Simone Arolfo, MD, Mario Morino, MD. Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Torino. We present the case of a 77 year old woman who came to the emergency department complaining of bowel obstruction. After x-rays of the abdomen confirmed the presence of […]

A Multi-Center Study of Using Carbon Nanoparticles to Track Lymph Node Metastasis in T1-2 Colorectal Cancer

Jun Yan, MD, Fangqin Xue, MD, Hui Zhang, MD, Gang Chen, MD, Jianping Lu, MD, Lisheng Cai, MD, Mingzhi Cai, MD, Gao Xiang, MD, Yunfeng Hong, MD, Wenbo Chen, MD, Guoxin Li, MD. Department of General Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University. Background: There are approximately 10 percent patients with lymph node metastasis in T1 […]

Validation of a Colonoscopic Grading System for the Intraoperative Evaluation of Rectal Anastomoses

Saif A Ghole, MD, Audrey Nguyen, Raul M Bosio, MD, Mehraneh D Jafari, MD, Steven D Mills, MD, Joseph C Carmichael, MD, Michael J Stamos, MD, Alessio Pigazzi, MD. University of California, Irvine. Introduction: Anastomotic leaks remain a source of morbidity following proctectomy. We have developed an intraoperative grading system utilizing flexible endoscopy to identify […]

The Medial Approach to the Splenic Flexure

Christopher M Schlachta, MD, Syed T Ali, MD. CSTAR, London Health Sciences Centre. This video demonstrates the medial approach to the splenic flexure for when full splenic flexure mobilization is required. Demonstrated in this video will be following steps:   1. Identification of the IMV   2. Creating a window behind the IMV   3. […]

Ileostomy Reversal After Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery: Can It Still Be Considered a Minor Procedure?

Gopal Menon, MBBS, Monica T Young, MD, Steven Mills, MD, Joseph Carmichael, MD, Michael J Stamos, MD, Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD. Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, California. Introduction:  Ileostomy reversal is often considered a relatively minor surgical procedure in comparison to the initial colorectal resection and anastomosis. However, no […]

Appendix Mucocele: Case series and literature review

Darshak Shah, MD, MBBS, Ashish Padnani, MD, MBBS, Gaurav Sharma, MD, MBBS, Litong Du, MD, Saurabh Sharma, MD, MBBS. New York Hospital Queens, New York.  Background: Appendiceal Mucocele is a very rare disease and found in only 0.3-0.4% appendectomies. It is characterized by mucoid accumulation in theappendix lumen and can present with diverse clinical features […]

Single Port Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Shows No Drawbacks Compared to Standard Laparoscopic Surgery: Results of a Case Match Study

Grace Montenegro, MD, Joseph Frenkel, MD, Margaret Shields, Gerald Marks, MD, John Marks, MD. Lankenau Medical Center. Single port (SP) colorectal surgery has been characterized as a gimmick with limited applicability in regards to procedure, disease and patient characteristics. Although theoretically attractive for patients, there is question if SP procedures can safely be performed and […]

Preoperative repeat endoscopy in colorectal cancer patients: An institutional experience and analysis of influencing factors

Thamer Al Abbasi, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCSI, FRCSC, Fady Saleh, MD, MPH, Timothy D Jackson, BSc, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Allan Okrainec, MDCM, MHPE, FRCSC, FACS, Fayez A Quereshy, MD, MBA, FRCSC. University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Introduction:  Preoperative repeat endoscopy in colorectal cancer patients has been considered an integral component of surgical […]

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