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- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Gallbladder perforation and spillage of bile is common during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We report a case of an abdominal wall sinus due to a spilled gallstone presenting 10 years after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Of the various traumatic injuries associated with blunt abdominal trauma, traumatic hernias form a rare and small group. We present a case report of a hernia in the psoas muscle in a 26-year-old lady diagnosed during extraperitoneal repair for inguinal hernia. The hernia was managed laparoscopically by reduction of contents and mesh placement over the defect. This is the first such case reported in the literature till date.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Amyloid goitre is a rare disease which occurs in association with both primary and secondary amyloidosis. This condition has to be distinguished from other types of goitre and malignancy. Medical intervention has not been effective for amylodosis. Inspite of extensive involvement, patients are usually euthyroid and diagnosis is established on histopathological evaluation. Medical intervention has not been an effective tretament for amylodosis. Surgical intervention is necessary to relieve the symptoms of neck mass and establish a diagnosis. We report a case of a 44-year-old lady with amyloid goitre.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Mesh migration after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is an unusual complication. We report a case of a 45-year-old man with persistent discharging of abdominal wall sinus after total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. The patient underwent exploration and excision of the sinus tract with removal of the embedded mesh. A part of the mesh had migrated into the urinary bladder. Partial cystectomy with excision of wall containing the mesh was performed.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Splenectomy is increasingly being performed by various minimal access surgical modalities for select hematologic disorders. A retrospective analysis was performed on the first 50 patients on whom laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) was attempted. The data studied included indications for surgery, patient demographics, intraoperative parameters, and patient outcomes. A total laparoscopic approach (TLS) was employed in 38 patients and a hand-assisted technique (HALS) was used in 12 patients with massive splenomegaly. Eight patients had concomitant surgical procedures: 7 patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and 1 patient received a kidney transplant. The most common indications for LS were idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) (50%) and hereditary spherocytosis (24%). LS was successfully completed in 48 patients (96%). Thirty-four patients (68%) required perioperative blood or platelet transfusions. The mean spleen diameter was 17.1 cm (range, 11.2-28.4 cm) on imaging study and mean intact splenic weight was 1019 gm. The mean operative time was 188 minutes (range, 90-340 minutes) in the TLS group and 171 minutes (range, 120-240 minutes) in the HALS group. The mean intraoperative blood loss was 306 mL (range, 40-640 mL) in the TLS group and 163 mL (range, 100-300 mL) in the HALS group. The mean postoperative hospital stay was 3.2 days (range, 2-5 days). TLS is safe and feasible in patients with nonpalpable spleens. A concomitant laparoscopic procedure for treating coexisting abdominal pathology may be performed without additional morbidity. The HALS technique may be preferable in patients with splenomegaly (palpable spleens), as it appears to offer intraoperative advantages for retraction, dissection, hemostasis, and organ retrieval.