ABSTRACT: The biofragmentable anastomotic ring has been used to this day for various types of anastomosis in the gastrointestinal tract, but it has not yet achieved widespread acceptance among surgeons. The purpose of this retrospective study is to compare surgical outcomes of sutureless with suture method of Roux-and-Y jejunojejunostomy in patients with gastric cancer.
Two groups of patients were obtained based on anastomosis technique (sutureless group versus hand sewn group): perioperative outcomes were recorded for every patient.
The mean time spent to complete a sutureless anastomosis was 11±4 min, whereas the time spent to perform hand sewn anastomosis was 23±7 min. Estimated intraoperative blood loss was 178±32ml in the sutureless group and 182±23ml in the suture-method group with no significant differences. No complications were registered related to enteroanastomosis. Intraoperative mortality was none for both groups.
The Biofragmentable Anastomotic Ring offers a safe and time-saving method for the jejuno-jejunal anastomosis in gastric cancer surgery, and for this purpose the ring has been approved as a standard method in our clinic. Nevertheless currently there are few studies on upper gastrointestinal sutureless anastomoses and this could be the reason for the low uptake of this device.
BMC Surgery 11/2012; 12 Suppl 1:S27. · 1.33 Impact Factor
The American surgeon 08/2011; 77(8):1100-2. · 1.28 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of laparoscopic Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) poorly responsive to standard dose proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy.
A total of 35 patients (19 women, 16 men, mean age 44.6 ± 14.01 years) were enrolled. All the patients underwent symptom questionnaires, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, esophageal manometry, and combined 24-hour esophageal pH and bilirubin monitoring. Following this, the patients with persistent pathological esophageal acid and/or bilirubin exposure underwent laparoscopic antireflux surgery, followed by clinical and instrumental 12-month follow-up.
One year after surgery, there was a significant improvement of symptom score, compared with standard PPI dose period (3.54 ± 1.67 vs 20.8 ± 10.9, P < .0001; paired t test) and mean percentage total time acid and bile exposure showed a significant decrease (4.9 ± 2.9 vs 2.03 ± 0.74 and 8.3 ± 3.03 vs 0.84 ± 0.56, P < .0001; paired t test).
In patients with GERD poorly responsive to standard PPI dose, laparoscopic Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication appears to be a safe and effective treatment of symptoms, esophageal damage, as well as both acid and bile reflux.
Surgical Innovation 07/2011; 18(4):387-93. · 2.13 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: The Situs viscerum inversus associated with anomalies of intestinal rotation and fixation is an extremely rare condition. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of colon cancer associated with intestinal malrotation and mesenterium ileocolicum commune.
A 34-year-old man with a 2-month history of diarrhea associated with abdominal pain and weight loss underwent abdominal ultrasonography, colonscopy with biopsies and abdominal computed tomography scan with intravenous contrast. A right colonic neoplasm was diagnosed, observed only at surgery, as neither computed tomography or ultrasonography showed the intestinal malrotation. Particularly, the third and the fourth part of the duodenum descended vertically, without Treitz's ligament in support to the duodeno-jejunal flexure. The small bowel and the colon were located in the right and left side of the abdominal cavity, respectively.
The anomaly of situs viscerum inversus influenced the surgical strategy in this case because of the vascular and lymphatic anomalies. Lymphatic vessels were therefore marked with subserosal injection of patent blue in the proximity of the tumor. Subsequently, right colectomy was performed. Colectomy extended from the distal ileum to the descending colon, by ligature of the right colic artery and vein at the origin from the superior mesenteric vessels. Patent blue guided lymphadenectomy was also performed with curative intent. Finally, a mechanical ileo-colic anastomosis was carried out. After right colectomy and ileo-descending anastomosis, the Ladd's procedure for intestinal malrotation was unnecessary. The authors believe that this strategy, despite the anatomical difficulties, represents an effective procedure for the radical surgical treatment of the right colon cancer associated with anomalies of intestinal rotation and fixation.
Cases Journal 01/2009; 2:6555.