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Palanivelu C.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery
Asian journal of endoscopic surgery | Year: 2013

As our experience with laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgeries increased, we considered how it might be employed if two or more surgeries were to be combined. LESS surgeries' cosmetic advantages, decreased parietal trauma and better patient satisfaction relative to standard multiport laparoscopy have been previously reported, but its special role in combined surgeries has never been stressed. In this series, we present the advantages of LESS procedure over multiport laparoscopy in combined surgical procedures. To the best of our knowledge, this has never been reported before. A retrospective analysis of 27 patients was performed. The patients underwent combined LESS procedures between February 2010 and January 2012 at GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India. All patients were of ASA grade 1 or 2. Patients with previous surgery in the umbilical region were not offered single-incision surgery. We successfully performed 27 combined LESS procedures over a span of 2 years. Twenty patients were women and seven were men. Mean age was 35.94 years (range, 10-66 years). Mean BMI was 27.2. There were no major intraoperative complications. Mean blood loss was 45.7 mL (range, 0.0-120.0 mL). Mean postoperative hospital stay was 3.08 days (range, 1-5 days). When a suitable case of multiple pathologies is encountered and LESS surgery is feasible for all of them, performing LESS surgery not only has cosmetic advantages over standard laparoscopy, but it also avoids the need for additional ports to achieve adequate visualization and access. All quadrants of the abdomen remain under reach through umbilicus. © 2013 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

Chinnusamy P.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery | Ahluwalia J.S.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery | Ahluwalia J.S.,Hospital and Research Center Pvt. Ltd 45 | Palanisamy S.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery | Seshiyer R.P.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery
Journal of Minimal Access Surgery | Year: 2013

Introduction: Surgery has the potential to remove the entire hydatid cyst and can lead to complete cure. Presence of hydatid cysts in multiple abdominal organs imposes special challenges for laparoscopic management. The patient position and port placement for one organ may not be adequate for other and proper exposure in hydatid cyst is of paramount importance to prevent spillage and complete removal of the cyst. Single incision multi-trocar technique has a unique advantage of allowing surgeon to work in different quadrants of abdomen using the same incision and ports. We report in this paper the first Laparo-endoscopic single-site hepatic cyst excision with partial splenectomy for hydatid cyst in liver and spleen using conventional laparoscopic instruments. Patient and Technique: The procedure was performed on a 64 year old female diagnosed to have Hydatid cyst in segment VIII of liver and another cyst in lower pole of spleen a transverse 3 cm incision was made 6 cm above umbilicus and was deepened up to fascia. Two 10mm and one 5mm ports were inserted. Procedure was completed in 160 minutes without any intra-operative complication. There were no post-operative complication and patient was discharged on day 5. Conclusion: Single incision multi-trocar surgery has cosmetic advantage over standard laparoscopic approach. It is even more marked when two procedures are combined in different quadrants of abdomen. As this is a rare combination procedure so it remains to be determined if this technique offers additional advantages of decreased analgesia, decreased hospital stay or cost effectiveness. Copyright © Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2013.

Palanivelu C.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery | Ahluwalia J.S.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery | Parthasarathi R.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery | Palanisami S.,Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery | And 3 more authors.
Pancreatology | Year: 2011

Background: Chronic pancreatitis is mainly managed with drugs, but surgery is required in selected groups of patients. The Partington procedure is still the procedure of choice for patients with a dilated main pancreatic duct but without an inflammatory pancreatic head mass. The same equivalent can be achieved by laparoscopic approach. Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery gained tremendous attention in the past few years. Complex surgeries are being reported using this technique. We report in this paper the first laparoendoscopic single-site lateral pancreaticojejunostomy (LPJ) for chronic calcific pancreatitis with dilated pancreatic duct. Patient and Method: The procedure was performed on a 32-year-old female diagnosed to have chronic calcific pancreatitis. A single vertical 2.5-cm umbilical incision and one 10-mm and two 5-mm ports were made. The procedure was completed in 220 min without any intraoperative complication. There were no postoperative complications, and the patient was discharged on day 5 when she started taking routine diet. Conclusion: This preliminary experience suggests that single-incision laparoscopic LPJ is feasible and safe when performed by an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. It has a cosmetic advantage over laparoscopic LPJ. However, it remains to be determined if this technique offers additional advantages of decreased analgesia, decreased hospital stay or cost effectiveness. Further studies are required to analyze these factors. Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel and IAP.

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