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Point/Counterpoint
Current status of laparoscopic gastrectomy for cancer in Japan
Current therapy for nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Experience with over 3,000 open and laparoscopic bariatric procedures Multivariate analysis of factors related to leak and resultant mortality
The Lap-Band system in the United States One surgeon's experience with 271 patients
Safety and feasibility of revisional laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity conversion of open silastic vertical banded gastroplasty to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
Repair of ventral hernias in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass should not be deferred
In vivo studies comparing the biocompatibility of various polypropylene meshes and their handling properties during endoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) patchplasty an experimental study in pigs
Perioperative outcomes and complications of open vs laparoscopic extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair in a mature surgical practice
Laparoscopic extraperitoneal approach to acutely incarcerated inguinal hernia
Bile duct injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy a 1994-2001 audit on 13,718 operations in the area of Rome
Laparoscopy for appendicitis and cholelithiasis during pregnancy a new standard of care
Open and laparoscopic appendectomy are equally safe and acceptable in children
Protection of trocar sites from gallbladder cancer implantation by sodium hyaluronate shill carboxymethylcellulose-based bioresorbable membrane (Seprafilm) in a nurine model
Laparoscopic treatment of enteric fistulas
Comparison of the effects of gasless procedure, CO2-pneumoperitoneum, and laparotomy on splenic and hepatic natural killer activity in a rat model
Comparative results of endoluminal gastroplasty and laparoscopic antireflux surgery for the treatment of GERD
Does the learning phase influence the late outcome of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease after laparoscopic fundoplication?
Laparoscopic splenectomy for lymphoproliferative disease
Laparoscopic vs open resection for the treatment of diverticular disease
Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) for rectal cancer surgery long-term outcomes
Experience with the use of tissue adhesives in pediatric endoscopic surgery
Pneumoperitoneum impairs blood flow and augments tumor growth in the abdominal wall
Surgical treatment of pancreatic insulinomas in the era of laparoscopy
Laparoscopic treatment of choledocholithiasis using modified biliary stents
Laparoscopic needle catheter jejunostomy modification of the technique and outcome results
The effects of staging laparoscopy on trocar site and peritoneal recurrence of pancreatic cancer
Synchronous bilateral endoscopic adrenalectomy experiences after 18 operations
Toward totally endoscopic coronary artery surgery
Determinants of competency judgments by experienced laparoscopic surgeons
Validity and reliability of a virtual reality upper gastrointestinal simulator and cross validation using structured assessment of individual performance with video playback
Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy What is the real difference? Results of a prospective randomized double-blinded trial
How should Barrett's ulceration be treated?
Retroperitoneal actinomycosis due to dropped gallstones
Successful laparoscopic repair of a traumatic pubic symphysis hernia
Situs inversus totalis giant hiatal hernia repair by laparoscopic Collis gastroplasty and Nissen fundoplication
Laparoscopic management following ultrasonographic-guided drainage in a patient with giant paraovarian cyst
Dieulafoy-like lesion of the colon presenting with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding
Bifocal esophageal and rectal cancer palliatively treated with argon plasma coagulation
Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for solitary splenic metastasis from uterine corpus carcinoma
Symptomatic cholecystolithiasis after laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Endoscopic snare resection of an intrapapillary pedunculated villous adenoma presenting as acute recurrent pancreatitis
Umbilical endometriosis
A rare life-threatening complication of migrated nitinol self-expanding metallic stent (Ultraflex)
Primary endotracheal neurogenic tumors
Perforation of an ileostomy by a retained percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube bumper
Laparoscopic management of Chilaiditi's syndrome
Laparoscopic gastric bypass after failed open horizontal stapled gastroplasty
Laparoscopic repair of various types of biliary-enteric fistula three cases
Surgical smoke
Insufflation profile and body position influence portal venous blood flow during pneumoperitoneum
Colonoscopy
Screening colonoscopy in the asymptomatic 50- to 59-year-old population
A prospective analysis of 3525 esophagogastroduodenoscopies performed by surgeons
Repair of ventral hernias in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass should not be deferred