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Minimal access surgery approach to benign biliary disease
The laparoscopic biliary approach for benign diseases has been discussed for a quarter of a century. However, there were few articles in the literature about laparoscopic bilioenteric anastomoses, such as choledochoduodenostomy and hepatico/choledochojejunostomy which require advanced laparoscopic skills and experience. In this key lecture, Dr. Asbun demonstrates his own laparoscopic techniques for bilioenteric anastomoses. For choledochal cysts representative of benign biliary diseases, cyst excision is required. The difficulty lies in the fact that the cyst extends towards the intrapancreatic portion. Dr. Asbun demonstrates the techniques for complete exposure of the intrapancreatic bile duct portion in such cases. Finally, Dr. Asbun shows bile duct injury cases managed using a hepaticojejunostomy.
HJ Asbun
Lecture
1 year ago
1314 views
8 likes
2 comments
24:34
Minimal access surgery approach to benign biliary disease
The laparoscopic biliary approach for benign diseases has been discussed for a quarter of a century. However, there were few articles in the literature about laparoscopic bilioenteric anastomoses, such as choledochoduodenostomy and hepatico/choledochojejunostomy which require advanced laparoscopic skills and experience. In this key lecture, Dr. Asbun demonstrates his own laparoscopic techniques for bilioenteric anastomoses. For choledochal cysts representative of benign biliary diseases, cyst excision is required. The difficulty lies in the fact that the cyst extends towards the intrapancreatic portion. Dr. Asbun demonstrates the techniques for complete exposure of the intrapancreatic bile duct portion in such cases. Finally, Dr. Asbun shows bile duct injury cases managed using a hepaticojejunostomy.
Laparoscopic management of perforated ulcer of the stomach
A 43-year-old woman with a history of chronic use of NSAIDs was admitted to the emergency care unit for acute abdominal epigastric pain. CT-scan showed both free air and fluid in the peritoneal cavity with marked thickening and irregularity at the level of the gastric antrum and the duodenal bulb. The patient underwent emergency laparoscopy. A large amount of purulent fluid was found in the peritoneal cavity and evacuated. The gastric defect was identified at the level of the anterior wall of the gastric antrum. A 2/0 Vicryl suture is used to oversew the perforation. As an additional protection, an omental patch was brought in place and fixed against the sutured lesion. Abundant peritoneal lavage was performed. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 5. One month later, esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs) with biopsies of the ulcer’s margins were performed.
X Untereiner, M Pizzicannella, B Dallemagne, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
6746 views
31 likes
3 comments
06:55
Laparoscopic management of perforated ulcer of the stomach
A 43-year-old woman with a history of chronic use of NSAIDs was admitted to the emergency care unit for acute abdominal epigastric pain. CT-scan showed both free air and fluid in the peritoneal cavity with marked thickening and irregularity at the level of the gastric antrum and the duodenal bulb. The patient underwent emergency laparoscopy. A large amount of purulent fluid was found in the peritoneal cavity and evacuated. The gastric defect was identified at the level of the anterior wall of the gastric antrum. A 2/0 Vicryl suture is used to oversew the perforation. As an additional protection, an omental patch was brought in place and fixed against the sutured lesion. Abundant peritoneal lavage was performed. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 5. One month later, esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs) with biopsies of the ulcer’s margins were performed.
Segmental left colectomy: a modified caudal-to-cranial approach
Note from the WeBSurg-IRCAD Scientific Committee:
This video entitled “Segmental left colectomy: a modified caudal-to-cranial approach" shows an original technique of segmental colonic resection for benign conditions. Although, in the present case, the indication is not specified, there seems to be a tattooing on a lesion, which would not correspond to the initial indication of benign conditions. The indication might be a polyp. Such indications remain rare. The given approach is difficult to perform for inflammatory pathologies generating significant adhesions. However, although the video quality is not ideal, it was decided to publish this film with a special mention “case for debate” stating that this is not the IRCAD position, but the technique can be discussed.
Note from the authors of the video:
We have designed a modified caudal-to-cranial approach to perform a laparoscopic left colectomy preserving the inferior mesenteric artery for benign colorectal diseases.
A dissection is performed to separate the descending mesocolon from the plane of Gerota's fascia from the medial aspect to the peritoneal lining to the left parietal gutter. The peritoneal layer is incised parallel to the vessel and close to the colonic wall. The dissection is continued anteriorly up to reach the resected parietal gutter. A passage into the mesentery of the upper rectum is created for the use of the stapler and the dissection of the rectum. These maneuvers allow to straighten the mesentery simplifying the identification and division of the sigmoid arteries. A caudal-to-cranial dissection of the mesentery is performed from the divided rectum to the proximal descending colon using a sealed envelope device. It can be very useful to mobilize the colon in any direction: laterally, medially, or upward. The dissection is performed along the course of the vessel up to the proximal colon, with progressive division of the sigmoid arterial branches. The specimen is extracted through a Pfannenstiel incision. The anastomosis is performed transanally with a circular stapler according to the Knight-Griffen technique.
M Milone, P Anoldo, M Manigrasso, F Milone
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
4667 views
506 likes
0 comments
09:27
Segmental left colectomy: a modified caudal-to-cranial approach
Note from the WeBSurg-IRCAD Scientific Committee:
This video entitled “Segmental left colectomy: a modified caudal-to-cranial approach" shows an original technique of segmental colonic resection for benign conditions. Although, in the present case, the indication is not specified, there seems to be a tattooing on a lesion, which would not correspond to the initial indication of benign conditions. The indication might be a polyp. Such indications remain rare. The given approach is difficult to perform for inflammatory pathologies generating significant adhesions. However, although the video quality is not ideal, it was decided to publish this film with a special mention “case for debate” stating that this is not the IRCAD position, but the technique can be discussed.
Note from the authors of the video:
We have designed a modified caudal-to-cranial approach to perform a laparoscopic left colectomy preserving the inferior mesenteric artery for benign colorectal diseases.
A dissection is performed to separate the descending mesocolon from the plane of Gerota's fascia from the medial aspect to the peritoneal lining to the left parietal gutter. The peritoneal layer is incised parallel to the vessel and close to the colonic wall. The dissection is continued anteriorly up to reach the resected parietal gutter. A passage into the mesentery of the upper rectum is created for the use of the stapler and the dissection of the rectum. These maneuvers allow to straighten the mesentery simplifying the identification and division of the sigmoid arteries. A caudal-to-cranial dissection of the mesentery is performed from the divided rectum to the proximal descending colon using a sealed envelope device. It can be very useful to mobilize the colon in any direction: laterally, medially, or upward. The dissection is performed along the course of the vessel up to the proximal colon, with progressive division of the sigmoid arterial branches. The specimen is extracted through a Pfannenstiel incision. The anastomosis is performed transanally with a circular stapler according to the Knight-Griffen technique.
Robotic distal gastrectomy with the EndoWrist® One Vessel Sealer
The EndoWrist® One vessel sealer is a wristed, single-use instrument of the da Vinci surgical robotic system intended for bipolar coagulation and mechanical transection of vessels up to 7mm in diameter and tissue bundles. It could be a potential instrument to overcome the limitation of straight energy-based devices. Although it has the advantage of having an endowrist function which allows easy access to the surgical planes in ideal directions, it requires special caution and know-how to use the device safely and effectively, because of a relatively blunt tip and the absence of an active blade at the tip.
This video of the robotic distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer shows how to harmonize the use of a sharp instrument with conventional bipolar electricity and of the vessel sealer device to maximize the advantages of such devices and to ensure safety. A conventional bipolar forceps is used to make entrance holes on the tissue for a safe application of the vessel sealer, and to perform fine dissections of small tissues, which are difficult to manage using a vessel sealer. Once the access hole has been made, the vessel sealer is applied in an ideal axis to the avascular tissue plane, thanks to the free wrist function. This technique combined with a sharp instrument using conventional bipolar electricity seems to be helpful for a safe and effective operation, which can use the benefit of the vessel sealer to its full potential, for instance with a high degree of freedom of the movement and secure sealing of lymphovascular structures.
HK Yang, SH Kong
Surgical intervention
4 years ago
1464 views
83 likes
0 comments
10:38
Robotic distal gastrectomy with the EndoWrist® One Vessel Sealer
The EndoWrist® One vessel sealer is a wristed, single-use instrument of the da Vinci surgical robotic system intended for bipolar coagulation and mechanical transection of vessels up to 7mm in diameter and tissue bundles. It could be a potential instrument to overcome the limitation of straight energy-based devices. Although it has the advantage of having an endowrist function which allows easy access to the surgical planes in ideal directions, it requires special caution and know-how to use the device safely and effectively, because of a relatively blunt tip and the absence of an active blade at the tip.
This video of the robotic distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer shows how to harmonize the use of a sharp instrument with conventional bipolar electricity and of the vessel sealer device to maximize the advantages of such devices and to ensure safety. A conventional bipolar forceps is used to make entrance holes on the tissue for a safe application of the vessel sealer, and to perform fine dissections of small tissues, which are difficult to manage using a vessel sealer. Once the access hole has been made, the vessel sealer is applied in an ideal axis to the avascular tissue plane, thanks to the free wrist function. This technique combined with a sharp instrument using conventional bipolar electricity seems to be helpful for a safe and effective operation, which can use the benefit of the vessel sealer to its full potential, for instance with a high degree of freedom of the movement and secure sealing of lymphovascular structures.
Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with Billroth II reconstruction for peptic ulcer obstruction
This live surgery video demonstrates a laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with Billroth II reconstruction in a patient with pyloric stenosis which was caused by peptic ulcer. Treatment using balloon dilatation failed. The fibrotic area of the duodenal ulcer was approached by fine dissection and ligation of right gastro-epiploic and right gastric vessels. The dissection was performed around the duodenum until an adequate margin could be obtained in the healthy portion of the distal duodenum. The duodenum was then transected by means of a stapler. A relatively large dilated stomach including the antrum and part of the gastric body was transected, and a Billroth II gastrojejunostomy was performed.
HK Yang
Surgical intervention
5 years ago
3951 views
161 likes
0 comments
21:58
Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with Billroth II reconstruction for peptic ulcer obstruction
This live surgery video demonstrates a laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with Billroth II reconstruction in a patient with pyloric stenosis which was caused by peptic ulcer. Treatment using balloon dilatation failed. The fibrotic area of the duodenal ulcer was approached by fine dissection and ligation of right gastro-epiploic and right gastric vessels. The dissection was performed around the duodenum until an adequate margin could be obtained in the healthy portion of the distal duodenum. The duodenum was then transected by means of a stapler. A relatively large dilated stomach including the antrum and part of the gastric body was transected, and a Billroth II gastrojejunostomy was performed.
Stress impact on healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: preliminary results of a worldwide survey-based study
During an epidemic of a novel infectious disease, many healthcare workers may suffer from stress. Fear and fatigue can be overwhelming and cause severe psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, burnout, and hostility. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 may be a major source of stress for healthcare workers. The psychological monitoring of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak is essential since it may allow for the early detection and early management of distress and deliver timely support and stress management training recommendations. The preliminary results of a survey-based study were presented during this weekly fellows meeting session jointly organized by the IHU and IRCAD France (as of May 2020).
A Garcia, J Verde, S Perretta
Surgical intervention
21 days ago
245 views
3 likes
0 comments
52:26
Stress impact on healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: preliminary results of a worldwide survey-based study
During an epidemic of a novel infectious disease, many healthcare workers may suffer from stress. Fear and fatigue can be overwhelming and cause severe psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, burnout, and hostility. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 may be a major source of stress for healthcare workers. The psychological monitoring of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak is essential since it may allow for the early detection and early management of distress and deliver timely support and stress management training recommendations. The preliminary results of a survey-based study were presented during this weekly fellows meeting session jointly organized by the IHU and IRCAD France (as of May 2020).
Single port laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resection for recurrent Crohn's disease
Background: Here we demonstrate a single port laparoscopic ileocolic resection technique in a patient with Crohn’s disease and recurrent anastomotic stricturing despite prior ileocaecal resection and medication.
Procedure: The procedure is begun with a 3cm transumbilical incision. After safe peritoneal entry, a wound protector-retractor was placed into the wound and then sealed for laparoscopy with a surgical glove port. Thereafter, the operation proceeded using a 30-degree high definition laparoscope with sterile in-line cabling (EndoEYE™, Olympus Corporation) along with other standard, rigid instrumentation (primarily an atraumatic grasper and a LigaSure™ sealer-cutter, Covidien). The strictured anastomotic segment was cleared of an omental adhesion and mobilized laterally. The proximal colon was fully mobilized and the duodenum as well as right gonadal vessels and ureter were clearly preserved. After medialization of the diseased segment, the glove port was removed and the specimen extracted (without further fascial extension) via the single port access site. A side-to-side stapled anastomosis was performed in the usual fashion and re-laparoscopy done after return of the bowel into the peritoneum.
Comment: Single port laparoscopic-assisted surgery is applicable to the re-operative setting in selected patients. Its advantages particularly apply to young patients who value body image and reduced scarring.
F Narouz, R Cahill
Surgical intervention
6 years ago
2389 views
45 likes
0 comments
12:34
Single port laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resection for recurrent Crohn's disease
Background: Here we demonstrate a single port laparoscopic ileocolic resection technique in a patient with Crohn’s disease and recurrent anastomotic stricturing despite prior ileocaecal resection and medication.
Procedure: The procedure is begun with a 3cm transumbilical incision. After safe peritoneal entry, a wound protector-retractor was placed into the wound and then sealed for laparoscopy with a surgical glove port. Thereafter, the operation proceeded using a 30-degree high definition laparoscope with sterile in-line cabling (EndoEYE™, Olympus Corporation) along with other standard, rigid instrumentation (primarily an atraumatic grasper and a LigaSure™ sealer-cutter, Covidien). The strictured anastomotic segment was cleared of an omental adhesion and mobilized laterally. The proximal colon was fully mobilized and the duodenum as well as right gonadal vessels and ureter were clearly preserved. After medialization of the diseased segment, the glove port was removed and the specimen extracted (without further fascial extension) via the single port access site. A side-to-side stapled anastomosis was performed in the usual fashion and re-laparoscopy done after return of the bowel into the peritoneum.
Comment: Single port laparoscopic-assisted surgery is applicable to the re-operative setting in selected patients. Its advantages particularly apply to young patients who value body image and reduced scarring.
Laparoscopic central pancreatectomy for renal cell carcinoma metastasis
Authors present the case of a laparoscopic central pancreatectomy in a patient with a clear cell renal cell carcinoma metastatic lesion to the pancreatic neck.
A 71-year old female patient was admitted with a pancreatic neck lesion detected by abdominal ultrasound performed for mild epigastric pain she has been suffering from for 3 months prior to admission. Her past medical history is significant for right nephrectomy performed 25 years ago. The patient stated that she had an acquired cystic kidney disease, but no medical records were available to confirm that. A multidisciplinary investigation was performed. Pancreatic protocol CT-scan revealed a 2.5cm hyper-enhancing round-shaped tumor, located within the pancreatic neck. The patient had no carcinoid syndrome, and levels of PNET specific markers (Chromogranin A, NSE, Insulin, 5-HIIA) were not elevated. CA 19-9 and CEA levels were also normal. The tumor was [111In]-octreotide negative on octreotide scan. As a result, a non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor was suspected considering its CT-scan characteristics.
A laparoscopic pancreatic enucleation was planned with possible central pancreatectomy in case the enucleation would turn out to be unfeasible. The attempt to perform enucleation failed due to intensive bleeding from an intrapancreatic vessel, unclear borders of the tumor, and high risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula formation. It was decided to continue the surgery with central pancreatectomy.
The postoperative course was complicated by a postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) grade B (according to the ISGPF classification), which was managed successfully using interventional percutaneous drainage. Final histopathological examination revealed a clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastatic lesion to the pancreas. A CT-scan performed 2 years after the surgery revealed no signs of disease progression. The pancreaticojejunostomy shows no signs of obstruction. The patient has neither exocrine nor endocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
The purpose of the video is to demonstrate the feasibility of laparoscopic central pancreatectomy, which is an organ-preserving procedure and is accompanied with better long-term results.
P Agami, M Baychorov, R Izrailov, I Khatkov
Surgical intervention
2 months ago
1922 views
25 likes
0 comments
13:07
Laparoscopic central pancreatectomy for renal cell carcinoma metastasis
Authors present the case of a laparoscopic central pancreatectomy in a patient with a clear cell renal cell carcinoma metastatic lesion to the pancreatic neck.
A 71-year old female patient was admitted with a pancreatic neck lesion detected by abdominal ultrasound performed for mild epigastric pain she has been suffering from for 3 months prior to admission. Her past medical history is significant for right nephrectomy performed 25 years ago. The patient stated that she had an acquired cystic kidney disease, but no medical records were available to confirm that. A multidisciplinary investigation was performed. Pancreatic protocol CT-scan revealed a 2.5cm hyper-enhancing round-shaped tumor, located within the pancreatic neck. The patient had no carcinoid syndrome, and levels of PNET specific markers (Chromogranin A, NSE, Insulin, 5-HIIA) were not elevated. CA 19-9 and CEA levels were also normal. The tumor was [111In]-octreotide negative on octreotide scan. As a result, a non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor was suspected considering its CT-scan characteristics.
A laparoscopic pancreatic enucleation was planned with possible central pancreatectomy in case the enucleation would turn out to be unfeasible. The attempt to perform enucleation failed due to intensive bleeding from an intrapancreatic vessel, unclear borders of the tumor, and high risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula formation. It was decided to continue the surgery with central pancreatectomy.
The postoperative course was complicated by a postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) grade B (according to the ISGPF classification), which was managed successfully using interventional percutaneous drainage. Final histopathological examination revealed a clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastatic lesion to the pancreas. A CT-scan performed 2 years after the surgery revealed no signs of disease progression. The pancreaticojejunostomy shows no signs of obstruction. The patient has neither exocrine nor endocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
The purpose of the video is to demonstrate the feasibility of laparoscopic central pancreatectomy, which is an organ-preserving procedure and is accompanied with better long-term results.
Laparoscopic Sugarbaker parastomal hernia repair
In this video, authors demonstrate a laparoscopic Sugarbaker technique for parastomal hernia repair using a Gore-Tex mesh in an 18-year-old man with a history of anal cancer status post-abdominoperineal resection with an end colostomy and known chronic parastomal hernia. His history also includes hypoplastic left heart syndrome status post-orthotopic cardiac transplant, DiGeorge syndrome, Hodgkin’s disease type post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, and immune deficiency. He presented with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting secondary to small bowel obstruction at the site of his previous parastomal hernia. CT-scan showed a mesenteric swirl with a transition point. Upon laparoscopy, the parastomal hernia was identified. The bowel was reduced and hernia edges cauterized. Primary repair of the hernia defect was performed using a percutaneous technique. A Jackson-Pratt (JP) drain was left inside the hernia area and exited through a separate part of the abdomen. Following the Sugarbaker technique, a 16 by 20cm Gore-Tex dual mesh plus was used to reinforce the defect. Percutaneous sutures in the four corners secured the mesh. Once the mesh was in the desired location, absorbable tackers were used to attach the mesh to the anterior abdominal wall. Additional percutaneous sutures were added to the medial mesh. The patient recovered well. His nasogastric tube was removed on postoperative day (POD) 4. He was advanced to a regular diet and discharged on POD 7. Surveillance CT showed an intact repair with no recurrence a year after surgery. This case demonstrates a Sugarbaker technique for the closure of parastomal hernias using a Gore-Tex graft for parastomal hernias. The laparoscopic Sugarbaker technique is a safe procedure for the repair of parastomal hernias.
T Huy, A Bajinting, J Greenspon, GA Villalona
Surgical intervention
2 months ago
2498 views
28 likes
1 comment
05:01
Laparoscopic Sugarbaker parastomal hernia repair
In this video, authors demonstrate a laparoscopic Sugarbaker technique for parastomal hernia repair using a Gore-Tex mesh in an 18-year-old man with a history of anal cancer status post-abdominoperineal resection with an end colostomy and known chronic parastomal hernia. His history also includes hypoplastic left heart syndrome status post-orthotopic cardiac transplant, DiGeorge syndrome, Hodgkin’s disease type post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, and immune deficiency. He presented with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting secondary to small bowel obstruction at the site of his previous parastomal hernia. CT-scan showed a mesenteric swirl with a transition point. Upon laparoscopy, the parastomal hernia was identified. The bowel was reduced and hernia edges cauterized. Primary repair of the hernia defect was performed using a percutaneous technique. A Jackson-Pratt (JP) drain was left inside the hernia area and exited through a separate part of the abdomen. Following the Sugarbaker technique, a 16 by 20cm Gore-Tex dual mesh plus was used to reinforce the defect. Percutaneous sutures in the four corners secured the mesh. Once the mesh was in the desired location, absorbable tackers were used to attach the mesh to the anterior abdominal wall. Additional percutaneous sutures were added to the medial mesh. The patient recovered well. His nasogastric tube was removed on postoperative day (POD) 4. He was advanced to a regular diet and discharged on POD 7. Surveillance CT showed an intact repair with no recurrence a year after surgery. This case demonstrates a Sugarbaker technique for the closure of parastomal hernias using a Gore-Tex graft for parastomal hernias. The laparoscopic Sugarbaker technique is a safe procedure for the repair of parastomal hernias.
Standardized steps for robotic right upper lung lobectomy
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been accepted as a safe and effective technique for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. The robot-assisted technologies have been rapidly applied to general thoracic surgery and many studies have proven their efficacy.
This video reports the case of a 64-year-old patient complaining of cough and mild dyspnea secondary to a double nodule localized on the right upper lobe and which showed fixations on PET-scan. There was also a fixation of a hilar lymph node with a clinical T3N1 disease according to the TNM staging system. We report the 4 standardized operative steps and exposure required to make a complete robotic right upper lobectomy, along with trocars positioning, the different techniques for lymph node dissections, and postoperative outcomes.
JM Baste, Z Chaari
Surgical intervention
3 months ago
673 views
13 likes
1 comment
07:57
Standardized steps for robotic right upper lung lobectomy
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been accepted as a safe and effective technique for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. The robot-assisted technologies have been rapidly applied to general thoracic surgery and many studies have proven their efficacy.
This video reports the case of a 64-year-old patient complaining of cough and mild dyspnea secondary to a double nodule localized on the right upper lobe and which showed fixations on PET-scan. There was also a fixation of a hilar lymph node with a clinical T3N1 disease according to the TNM staging system. We report the 4 standardized operative steps and exposure required to make a complete robotic right upper lobectomy, along with trocars positioning, the different techniques for lymph node dissections, and postoperative outcomes.
Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for benign diverticular disease
Dr. Armando Melani beautifully demonstrates a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy technique for a benign diverticular condition. He provides tips and tricks to perfectly expose the operating field and recommends an extensive approach to the left colon with primary mobilization of the splenic flexure using a posterior medial approach with a late vascular approach. The technique and its performance is amply discussed by the panel of experts present, hence providing a very instructive demonstration.
The operator also discusses the different types of energy devices available as well as the tricks to safely perform an upper colorectal anastomosis. This film provides plenty of detailed information for beginners and experts alike to allow them to perform a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in a perfect fashion.
J Leroy, A Melani, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
6 years ago
6193 views
141 likes
0 comments
33:07
Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for benign diverticular disease
Dr. Armando Melani beautifully demonstrates a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy technique for a benign diverticular condition. He provides tips and tricks to perfectly expose the operating field and recommends an extensive approach to the left colon with primary mobilization of the splenic flexure using a posterior medial approach with a late vascular approach. The technique and its performance is amply discussed by the panel of experts present, hence providing a very instructive demonstration.
The operator also discusses the different types of energy devices available as well as the tricks to safely perform an upper colorectal anastomosis. This film provides plenty of detailed information for beginners and experts alike to allow them to perform a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in a perfect fashion.