Endoluminal surgery

H. Spivak, John Hunter

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Abstract

Background: Progress in laparoscopic surgery and the employment of minimally invasive techniques have led to the emergence of a new branch in this field, laparoscopic endoluminal surgery (LES). Methods: LES encompasses all surgical procedures that involve intentional trocar or instrument penetration into the lumen of the gut in order to perform a surgical procedure. The integrity of the organ is preserved except for the small enterotomy sites and the operated area. The procedure is technically demanding and requires sound endoscopic skills. Results: The experience in LES has primarily involved the stomach and right colon for two reasons. First, these organs have a larger volume/surface ratio in the gut; therefore, they are accessible for the endoluminal instruments. Second, even limited resection of the stomach or colon can potentially carry a significant morbidity. LES minimizes the extent of this resection. Conclusions: In this paper we review recent developments in LES, discuss the technical aspects of the procedure, and recommend its applicability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-325
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Volume11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Laparoscopy
Stomach
Colon
Surgical Instruments
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Early gastric cancer
  • Endoluminal surgery
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Polyp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Endoluminal surgery. / Spivak, H.; Hunter, John.

In: Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, Vol. 11, No. 4, 04.1997, p. 321-325.

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