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Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for benign disease: how I do it

M Li, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2012;12(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3749

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Dr. Michael LI (Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong) demonstrates his approach to laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in a case of sigmoid diverticulitis with an audience made up of renowned experts in colorectal surgery. Discussions around appropriate strategies for the management of non-oncologic disease between the operating surgeon and the experts are moderated by Professor Nicolas Demartines (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland). A brand-new dissecting instrument, the Sonicision™ cordless ultrasonic dissection device (Covidien, Valleylab) is also used during specific steps of the procedure.