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A Novel Minimally Invasive Access Techique Combining the Veress Needle with a Tracheostomy Hook

Logan Rawlins, MD, Peter Hallowell, MD, Bruce Schirmer, MD University of Virginia Objective: Many access techniques for laparoscopic surgery have been described including fascial cut-down, direct optical trocar entry, and Veress needle pre-insufflation. No entry technique has clearly shown to be superior, though some surgeons shy away from the Veress needle given the concern for… Continue Reading

Prospective randomised controlled blinded study to evaluate the effect of short term focused training program in laparoscopy on operative room performance of surgery resident.

Virinder K Bansal, MS, FACS, M C Misra, Rahul Raveendran, Hemanga K Bhattacharjee, Karthik Rajan, Subodh Kumar, Asuri Krishna Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Center, Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi, IntroductionThe role of training in laparoscopic surgery cannot be overemphasised. There are various methods of laparoscopic training ranging from… Continue Reading

Hybrid esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: Combined endoscopy-assisted laparoscopic transhiatal and thoracoscopic esophagectomy with artificial pneumothorax.

Yosuke Izumi, MD, PhD, Tairo Ryotokuji, MD, Michiyo Tokura, MD, Akinori Miura, MD, PhD, Tsuyoshi Kato, MD Tokyo metropolitan cancer and infectious diseases center, Komagome Hospital Background: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) was expected to reduce postoperative mobidity, especially pulmonary complications. One evidence was provided from the group of Europian influential hospitals. But further refinements are… Continue Reading

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