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Jacques MARESCAUX

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
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Fourth antireflux procedure in a patient with a BMI of 35: esophagogastric disconnection and Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy
We present an esophagogastric disconnection and Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy as the fourth antireflux procedure in an obese patient with recurrent severe GERD despite high-dose PPI therapy. After previous Nissen fundoplications and a redo procedure with a partial posterior fundoplication, the patient now presented with an intrathoracic migration of the posterior fundoplication. In these complex redo scenarios in conjunction with a high BMI, the strategy of esophagogastric disconnection and Roux-en-Y reconstruction similarly to obesity surgery is increasingly being used.
B Dallemagne, S Perretta, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
3 months ago
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18:50
Fourth antireflux procedure in a patient with a BMI of 35: esophagogastric disconnection and Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy
We present an esophagogastric disconnection and Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy as the fourth antireflux procedure in an obese patient with recurrent severe GERD despite high-dose PPI therapy. After previous Nissen fundoplications and a redo procedure with a partial posterior fundoplication, the patient now presented with an intrathoracic migration of the posterior fundoplication. In these complex redo scenarios in conjunction with a high BMI, the strategy of esophagogastric disconnection and Roux-en-Y reconstruction similarly to obesity surgery is increasingly being used.
Laparoscopic ileocecal resection for unresectable appendix
This is the case of a 36-year-old woman who has had an exploratory laparoscopy in another institution 2 months earlier. Acute appendicitis was suspected, based on ultrasound exam. However, exploration has shown an inflammatory appendicular mass, impossible to dissect. The patient was administered antibiotics for a period of 3 weeks. A laparoscopic appendectomy was decided upon at an interval of 2 months. Work-up included CT-scan and colonoscopy, which did not demonstrate anything specific.
Laparoscopic exploration demonstrated important fibrotic and scarry tissues around the appendix and the cecum. Despite painstaking dissection, appendectomy was impossible. Ileocecal resection was decided upon. Operative steps, namely exposure, division of the last ileal loop, division of the meso, division of the right colon above the ampulla coli and the intracorporeal side-to-side stapled anastomosis are demonstrated. Pathological findings evidenced an endometriotic nodule. The postoperative course was uneventful.
D Mutter, M Ignat, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
4 months ago
607 views
316 likes
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07:16
Laparoscopic ileocecal resection for unresectable appendix
This is the case of a 36-year-old woman who has had an exploratory laparoscopy in another institution 2 months earlier. Acute appendicitis was suspected, based on ultrasound exam. However, exploration has shown an inflammatory appendicular mass, impossible to dissect. The patient was administered antibiotics for a period of 3 weeks. A laparoscopic appendectomy was decided upon at an interval of 2 months. Work-up included CT-scan and colonoscopy, which did not demonstrate anything specific.
Laparoscopic exploration demonstrated important fibrotic and scarry tissues around the appendix and the cecum. Despite painstaking dissection, appendectomy was impossible. Ileocecal resection was decided upon. Operative steps, namely exposure, division of the last ileal loop, division of the meso, division of the right colon above the ampulla coli and the intracorporeal side-to-side stapled anastomosis are demonstrated. Pathological findings evidenced an endometriotic nodule. The postoperative course was uneventful.
Laparoscopic appendectomy and fenestration of hemorrhagic ovarian cyst
This is the case of a 19-year-old female patient who was admitted to the emergency department for lower abdominal pain going on for 24 hours. No abdominal guarding was noted. Biological findings showed an inflammation with leukocytes at 16,000 and CRP levels at 112. CT-scan showed the presence of an enlarged appendix (9mm thick) along with a voluminous adnexal cyst, which may be suggestive of a tubo-ovarian abscess. Laparoscopic exploration is performed. Congestive appendicitis is confirmed, as well as the presence of a hemorrhagic right ovarian cyst. Laparoscopic appendectomy is performed and the hemorrhagic ovarian cyst is fenestrated.
M Ignat, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
4 months ago
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408 likes
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08:49
Laparoscopic appendectomy and fenestration of hemorrhagic ovarian cyst
This is the case of a 19-year-old female patient who was admitted to the emergency department for lower abdominal pain going on for 24 hours. No abdominal guarding was noted. Biological findings showed an inflammation with leukocytes at 16,000 and CRP levels at 112. CT-scan showed the presence of an enlarged appendix (9mm thick) along with a voluminous adnexal cyst, which may be suggestive of a tubo-ovarian abscess. Laparoscopic exploration is performed. Congestive appendicitis is confirmed, as well as the presence of a hemorrhagic right ovarian cyst. Laparoscopic appendectomy is performed and the hemorrhagic ovarian cyst is fenestrated.
Laparoscopic appendectomy for recurrent appendicitis after medical treatment
Appendectomy is the only curative treatment of appendicitis. However, the management of patients with an appendiceal mass or abscess can be temporarily managed medically with intravenous antibiotic therapy and/or percutaneous drainage. And yet, there are many controversies over the non-operative management of acute appendicitis. In 2015, Fair et al. used data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project to evaluate 30-day morbidity and mortality of intervention (laparoscopic and open appendectomy) at different time periods. A delay of operative intervention longer than 48 hours was associated with a doubling of complication rates. Elective appendectomy can be performed after 6 to 8 weeks later, which proves successful in the vast majority of patients.
This is the case of an 83-year-old man who presented with an acute appendicitis treated medically in another hospital. The patient had a past medical history of arterial hypertension, cardiomyopathy, previous cerebral ischemia, and rectal polyp. A delayed appendectomy was planned. However, before the procedure, a total colonoscopy was performed because of the history of polyps. This elderly patient was hospitalized for colonoscopy. At admission, he presented with fever, right iliac fossa tenderness, and a biological inflammatory syndrome. A CT-scan was performed. It showed a recurrent acute appendicitis without mass, with a 2cm abscess on the tip of the appendix. An appendectomy was performed in this case.
A D'Urso, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
4 months ago
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04:40
Laparoscopic appendectomy for recurrent appendicitis after medical treatment
Appendectomy is the only curative treatment of appendicitis. However, the management of patients with an appendiceal mass or abscess can be temporarily managed medically with intravenous antibiotic therapy and/or percutaneous drainage. And yet, there are many controversies over the non-operative management of acute appendicitis. In 2015, Fair et al. used data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project to evaluate 30-day morbidity and mortality of intervention (laparoscopic and open appendectomy) at different time periods. A delay of operative intervention longer than 48 hours was associated with a doubling of complication rates. Elective appendectomy can be performed after 6 to 8 weeks later, which proves successful in the vast majority of patients.
This is the case of an 83-year-old man who presented with an acute appendicitis treated medically in another hospital. The patient had a past medical history of arterial hypertension, cardiomyopathy, previous cerebral ischemia, and rectal polyp. A delayed appendectomy was planned. However, before the procedure, a total colonoscopy was performed because of the history of polyps. This elderly patient was hospitalized for colonoscopy. At admission, he presented with fever, right iliac fossa tenderness, and a biological inflammatory syndrome. A CT-scan was performed. It showed a recurrent acute appendicitis without mass, with a 2cm abscess on the tip of the appendix. An appendectomy was performed in this case.
Laparoscopic appendectomy for appendicitis with peritonitis
This is the case of a 37-year-old male patient who presented with abdominal pain and fever at 39.4°C. The work-up demonstrated important inflammation with leukocytes at 16,000 and CRP levels at 169. CT-scan confirmed an acute appendicitis with an appendicolith at the base. The appendix is probably perforated as the CT-scan also demonstrated a pneumoperitoneum. Laparoscopic appendectomy is decided upon. The operative set-up is standard with an optical port placed at the umbilicus, a port in the left iliac fossa, and a suprapubic port. Exposure, appendectomy with stapling of the appendicular base, and cleansing of the peritoneal cavity are thoroughly demonstrated.
M Ignat, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
4 months ago
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04:27
Laparoscopic appendectomy for appendicitis with peritonitis
This is the case of a 37-year-old male patient who presented with abdominal pain and fever at 39.4°C. The work-up demonstrated important inflammation with leukocytes at 16,000 and CRP levels at 169. CT-scan confirmed an acute appendicitis with an appendicolith at the base. The appendix is probably perforated as the CT-scan also demonstrated a pneumoperitoneum. Laparoscopic appendectomy is decided upon. The operative set-up is standard with an optical port placed at the umbilicus, a port in the left iliac fossa, and a suprapubic port. Exposure, appendectomy with stapling of the appendicular base, and cleansing of the peritoneal cavity are thoroughly demonstrated.
Laparoscopic right hemihepatectomy
A laparoscopic right hemihepatectomy was performed for a gastric liver metastasis. After the dissection of the anatomical structure of the hepatic pedicle and an ultrasound examination, the right portal vein and the right branch of the hepatic artery were clamped, hence allowing to skeletonize the demarcation between the right liver and the left liver. The devascularization line was subsequently marked by means of electrocautery. The right hepatic branch and the right branch of the portal vein were divided between locked clips. The hepatotomy was started. The first very superficial centimeters were dissected using the Sonicision® Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device. No pedicular clamping was performed. The dissection followed the ischemic demarcation line between the right liver and the left liver. Hemostasis and biliostasis were completed using the Aquamantys® Bipolar Sealers. Once the first centimeters had been dissected, dissection was carried on using the CUSA™ ultrasonic dissector (Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator). Liver segment I was divided in order to open the posterior aspect of the hilar plate. The dissection was performed on the right border of the vena cava. The hilar plate was dissected, making it possible to control the right branch of the biliary tract intraparenchymally. The right hepatic vein was dissected and divided with an Endo GIA™ linear stapler. Makuuchi’s ligament was subsequently dissected and divided by means of a firing of the Endo GIA™ linear stapler, white cartridge. Mobilization of the right liver was completed by dividing the triangular ligament’s attachments at the level of the diaphragm. The right hepatectomy specimen was introduced into a bag, which was extracted through a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision. Pneumoperitoneum pressure was diminished in order to control hemostasis and biliostasis.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, J Hallet, Z Cherkaoui, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
6 months ago
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32:12
Laparoscopic right hemihepatectomy
A laparoscopic right hemihepatectomy was performed for a gastric liver metastasis. After the dissection of the anatomical structure of the hepatic pedicle and an ultrasound examination, the right portal vein and the right branch of the hepatic artery were clamped, hence allowing to skeletonize the demarcation between the right liver and the left liver. The devascularization line was subsequently marked by means of electrocautery. The right hepatic branch and the right branch of the portal vein were divided between locked clips. The hepatotomy was started. The first very superficial centimeters were dissected using the Sonicision® Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device. No pedicular clamping was performed. The dissection followed the ischemic demarcation line between the right liver and the left liver. Hemostasis and biliostasis were completed using the Aquamantys® Bipolar Sealers. Once the first centimeters had been dissected, dissection was carried on using the CUSA™ ultrasonic dissector (Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator). Liver segment I was divided in order to open the posterior aspect of the hilar plate. The dissection was performed on the right border of the vena cava. The hilar plate was dissected, making it possible to control the right branch of the biliary tract intraparenchymally. The right hepatic vein was dissected and divided with an Endo GIA™ linear stapler. Makuuchi’s ligament was subsequently dissected and divided by means of a firing of the Endo GIA™ linear stapler, white cartridge. Mobilization of the right liver was completed by dividing the triangular ligament’s attachments at the level of the diaphragm. The right hepatectomy specimen was introduced into a bag, which was extracted through a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision. Pneumoperitoneum pressure was diminished in order to control hemostasis and biliostasis.
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: laparoscopic right hepatectomy in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and metabolic syndrome
In this live interactive video, Professor Luc Soler provided a brief introduction of 3D reconstruction and modeling for precise tumor localization and future liver remnant before and after chemoembolization and right portal vein embolization. Dr. Soubrane briefly described the main principles, key steps, and preoperative planning in a 62-year-old male patient with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and metabolic syndrome. He demonstrated the main technical aspects of port placement, hepatic pedicle dissection, exploration and dissection of vessels, and transection of liver parenchyma.
O Soubrane, P Pessaux, R Memeo, L Soler, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
6 months ago
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51:19
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: laparoscopic right hepatectomy in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and metabolic syndrome
In this live interactive video, Professor Luc Soler provided a brief introduction of 3D reconstruction and modeling for precise tumor localization and future liver remnant before and after chemoembolization and right portal vein embolization. Dr. Soubrane briefly described the main principles, key steps, and preoperative planning in a 62-year-old male patient with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and metabolic syndrome. He demonstrated the main technical aspects of port placement, hepatic pedicle dissection, exploration and dissection of vessels, and transection of liver parenchyma.
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with spleen resection
We reported a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with spleen resection for a mucinous cystic lesion. Four ports were positioned. The greater omentum was retracted to the superior part of the abdomen in order to detach the colon from the omentum and approach the lesser sac. The stomach was dissected. A tape was placed around the stomach through the abdominal wall, making it possible to retract the stomach at the level of the pyloric junction towards the upper part of the abdomen. A second tape was placed at the antral part in order to achieve a retraction towards the left hypochondrium at the superior part of the abdomen. The mesentericoportal axis was identified and dissected at the inferior border of the pancreas. The right gastroepiploic vein was one of the landmarks. The superior border of the pancreas was dissected in order to identify the splenic artery and a tape was positioned around it. The dissection was performed progressively at the anterior aspect of the mesentericoportal axis through an avascular channel. A tape was subsequently positioned around the pancreatic isthmus. The pancreas was divided with a stapler. The stapling was performed very progressively to avoid crushing the pancreas. The splenic vein was dissected in order to preserve the left gastric vein and a tape was positioned around it. The splenic artery was first divided between two clips on the remaining surface. The splenic vein was also divided. Dissection was pursued from the right to the left, making it possible to mobilize the pancreas. The inferior mesenteric vein was dissected and divided. Dissection of the posterior mesogastrium was initiated, making it possible to mobilize the splenopancreatic block. The dissection was performed anteriorly to the plane of Gerota’s fascia, anteriorly to the kidney. Since the posterior dissection was almost complete, our attention was turned to the superior part to complete the dissection of lesser sac adhesions at the superior border of the pancreas. It was necessary to divide the greater omentum by gradually dividing the short gastric vessels. Due to venous derivations linked to segmental portal hypertension, this dissection was performed through the application of the Endo GIA™ linear stapler. Since the entire specimen had been divided and freed, it was placed in a bag to be extracted through a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision.
P Pessaux, X Untereiner, Z Cherkaoui, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
6 months ago
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45:34
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with spleen resection
We reported a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with spleen resection for a mucinous cystic lesion. Four ports were positioned. The greater omentum was retracted to the superior part of the abdomen in order to detach the colon from the omentum and approach the lesser sac. The stomach was dissected. A tape was placed around the stomach through the abdominal wall, making it possible to retract the stomach at the level of the pyloric junction towards the upper part of the abdomen. A second tape was placed at the antral part in order to achieve a retraction towards the left hypochondrium at the superior part of the abdomen. The mesentericoportal axis was identified and dissected at the inferior border of the pancreas. The right gastroepiploic vein was one of the landmarks. The superior border of the pancreas was dissected in order to identify the splenic artery and a tape was positioned around it. The dissection was performed progressively at the anterior aspect of the mesentericoportal axis through an avascular channel. A tape was subsequently positioned around the pancreatic isthmus. The pancreas was divided with a stapler. The stapling was performed very progressively to avoid crushing the pancreas. The splenic vein was dissected in order to preserve the left gastric vein and a tape was positioned around it. The splenic artery was first divided between two clips on the remaining surface. The splenic vein was also divided. Dissection was pursued from the right to the left, making it possible to mobilize the pancreas. The inferior mesenteric vein was dissected and divided. Dissection of the posterior mesogastrium was initiated, making it possible to mobilize the splenopancreatic block. The dissection was performed anteriorly to the plane of Gerota’s fascia, anteriorly to the kidney. Since the posterior dissection was almost complete, our attention was turned to the superior part to complete the dissection of lesser sac adhesions at the superior border of the pancreas. It was necessary to divide the greater omentum by gradually dividing the short gastric vessels. Due to venous derivations linked to segmental portal hypertension, this dissection was performed through the application of the Endo GIA™ linear stapler. Since the entire specimen had been divided and freed, it was placed in a bag to be extracted through a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision.
Transhepatic percutaneous biliary tract drainage
Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage is an effective method for the primary or palliative treatment of many biliary strictures. It is a procedure which includes the cannulation of an intrahepatic biliary tree using image-guided wire and catheter manipulation, and placement of a tube or stent for external and/or internal drainage. This video shows this technique applied in a patient with a pancreatic tumor.
This is the case of an 80-year-old male patient with signs of jaundice and a diagnosis of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct dilatation and pancreatic tumor.
A transhepatic percutaneous biliary tract drainage was the therapeutic strategy.
ME Gimenez, EJ Houghton, M Palermo, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
6 months ago
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20:25
Transhepatic percutaneous biliary tract drainage
Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage is an effective method for the primary or palliative treatment of many biliary strictures. It is a procedure which includes the cannulation of an intrahepatic biliary tree using image-guided wire and catheter manipulation, and placement of a tube or stent for external and/or internal drainage. This video shows this technique applied in a patient with a pancreatic tumor.
This is the case of an 80-year-old male patient with signs of jaundice and a diagnosis of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct dilatation and pancreatic tumor.
A transhepatic percutaneous biliary tract drainage was the therapeutic strategy.
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: paraesophageal hernia repair: critical value of extrasaccular approach
Paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair is a challenging procedure. Repositioning of the herniated stomach and the reduction of the sac from the mediastinum is mandatory in order to decrease the risk of recurrence. The dissection and reduction of the sac must be performed following stepwise and precise dissection rules: it must be carried out outside of the sac, in an anatomical cleavage plane. Recurrence is also related to the type of crural repair performed, some authors advocating the systematic use of prosthetic or biological reinforcement. In this video, we present a PEH repair and cruroplasty protected with an absorbable mesh and contemporary Nissen fundoplication.
B Dallemagne, S Perretta, M Diana, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
7 months ago
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54:47
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: paraesophageal hernia repair: critical value of extrasaccular approach
Paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair is a challenging procedure. Repositioning of the herniated stomach and the reduction of the sac from the mediastinum is mandatory in order to decrease the risk of recurrence. The dissection and reduction of the sac must be performed following stepwise and precise dissection rules: it must be carried out outside of the sac, in an anatomical cleavage plane. Recurrence is also related to the type of crural repair performed, some authors advocating the systematic use of prosthetic or biological reinforcement. In this video, we present a PEH repair and cruroplasty protected with an absorbable mesh and contemporary Nissen fundoplication.
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: thoracoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy
A 65-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with complaints of dysphagia. She had a surgical history of cesarean section and cholecystectomy. Esophageal motility examination showed a normal lower esophageal sphincter (LES), and the absence of hiatal hernia and spasm in the distal part of the esophagus. The barium X-ray showed a bulky diverticulum in the middle thoracic esophagus and barium collecting inside the diverticulum without obstruction. The 3D-CT image also showed a giant diverticulum in the middle esophagus. The diverticulum was located below the azygos vein and carina of the bronchus and was sticking out from the middle esophagus in the contralateral side of the thoracic aorta. The diverticulum does not invade other organs. The patient was then proposed for an elective surgery, a thoracoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy in a prone position.
B Dallemagne, S Perretta, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
7 months ago
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111 likes
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41:44
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: thoracoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy
A 65-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with complaints of dysphagia. She had a surgical history of cesarean section and cholecystectomy. Esophageal motility examination showed a normal lower esophageal sphincter (LES), and the absence of hiatal hernia and spasm in the distal part of the esophagus. The barium X-ray showed a bulky diverticulum in the middle thoracic esophagus and barium collecting inside the diverticulum without obstruction. The 3D-CT image also showed a giant diverticulum in the middle esophagus. The diverticulum was located below the azygos vein and carina of the bronchus and was sticking out from the middle esophagus in the contralateral side of the thoracic aorta. The diverticulum does not invade other organs. The patient was then proposed for an elective surgery, a thoracoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy in a prone position.
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: left direct inguinal hernia: laparoscopic TAPP approach
We present the clinical case of a 50-year-old patient managed for a left direct symptomatic reducible inguinal hernia, with a palpable impulse on examination. The patient’s history included a left indirect inguinal hernia repair in his childhood.

The procedure begins conventionally with an open laparoscopy with the introduction of a supra-umbilical port. The exploration confirms the presence of a left hernia and rules out the diagnosis of right hernia. Dissection starts with a horizontal peritoneal incision, which allows to progressively parietalize all elements of the cord, making sure to stay in contact with the peritoneum. Dissection of the previously operated hernia dating back to the patient’s childhood is slightly more painstaking and constraining due to the presence of adhesion-related scars. However, the parietalization of the peritoneum is carried on without any particular problem, and considering that it is a direct hernia, the deferent duct is very easily identified and parietalized. Reduction of the direct hernia is performed easily with the reintroduction of the transversalis fascia. Given the small size of the hernia, the fascia will not be exteriorized.

After complete lowering, a 15 X 15cm polypropylene mesh (Parietene™) is recut to a 13 X 12cm size with external trimming. The mesh is positioned in order to cover all direct and internal hernial orifices. It is only fixed to Cooper’s ligament, to the anterior superior iliac spine, and to the anterior abdominal wall so as to prevent any early mobilization postoperatively. Reperitonization is then performed with peritoneal fixation using absorbable staples (of the AbsorbaTack™ type). Exsufflation is achieved under visual guidance.

The entire procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery. The patient was admitted to our unit just before the intervention. He is discharged a few hours later.
D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
7 months ago
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25:14
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: left direct inguinal hernia: laparoscopic TAPP approach
We present the clinical case of a 50-year-old patient managed for a left direct symptomatic reducible inguinal hernia, with a palpable impulse on examination. The patient’s history included a left indirect inguinal hernia repair in his childhood.

The procedure begins conventionally with an open laparoscopy with the introduction of a supra-umbilical port. The exploration confirms the presence of a left hernia and rules out the diagnosis of right hernia. Dissection starts with a horizontal peritoneal incision, which allows to progressively parietalize all elements of the cord, making sure to stay in contact with the peritoneum. Dissection of the previously operated hernia dating back to the patient’s childhood is slightly more painstaking and constraining due to the presence of adhesion-related scars. However, the parietalization of the peritoneum is carried on without any particular problem, and considering that it is a direct hernia, the deferent duct is very easily identified and parietalized. Reduction of the direct hernia is performed easily with the reintroduction of the transversalis fascia. Given the small size of the hernia, the fascia will not be exteriorized.

After complete lowering, a 15 X 15cm polypropylene mesh (Parietene™) is recut to a 13 X 12cm size with external trimming. The mesh is positioned in order to cover all direct and internal hernial orifices. It is only fixed to Cooper’s ligament, to the anterior superior iliac spine, and to the anterior abdominal wall so as to prevent any early mobilization postoperatively. Reperitonization is then performed with peritoneal fixation using absorbable staples (of the AbsorbaTack™ type). Exsufflation is achieved under visual guidance.

The entire procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery. The patient was admitted to our unit just before the intervention. He is discharged a few hours later.
Laparoscopic postpartum right diaphragmatic hernia reduction
A 35-year-old patient was referred to our emergency department for acute abdominal pain and respiratory distress. The patient gave natural childbirth three days before the episode, a childbirth without immediate complications.
Clinically, the patient presented with tachypnea, tachycardia, and desaturation, nauseas and constipation, depressible abdomen with generalized pain on palpation. The absence of vesicular murmur and right lung dullness were noted.
Blood lab findings showed increased inflammatory parameters.
An abdominothoracic CT-scan with contrast was performed. It showed a voluminous right diaphragmatic hernia containing the omentum, a distended colon and liver segment VIII with signs of hypoperfusion.
A surgical procedure was performed. A laparoscopic approach was performed and the patient’s hiatal hernia was reduced by closing the defect with a non-absorbable suture and by placing a Vicryl mesh.
The patient recovered with no complications and was discharged on postoperative day 3.
A D'Urso, P Saleg, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
8 months ago
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09:10
Laparoscopic postpartum right diaphragmatic hernia reduction
A 35-year-old patient was referred to our emergency department for acute abdominal pain and respiratory distress. The patient gave natural childbirth three days before the episode, a childbirth without immediate complications.
Clinically, the patient presented with tachypnea, tachycardia, and desaturation, nauseas and constipation, depressible abdomen with generalized pain on palpation. The absence of vesicular murmur and right lung dullness were noted.
Blood lab findings showed increased inflammatory parameters.
An abdominothoracic CT-scan with contrast was performed. It showed a voluminous right diaphragmatic hernia containing the omentum, a distended colon and liver segment VIII with signs of hypoperfusion.
A surgical procedure was performed. A laparoscopic approach was performed and the patient’s hiatal hernia was reduced by closing the defect with a non-absorbable suture and by placing a Vicryl mesh.
The patient recovered with no complications and was discharged on postoperative day 3.
Live interactive transanal TME (TaTME) with the TEO™ platform
Randomized clinical trials such as COLOR II, COREAN and CLASICC, have shown better results for laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME), in terms of short-term and long-term outcomes, when compared with open TME.
Laparoscopic TME presents some limitations such as low rectal cancer which has a high risk of leaving a positive circumferential resection margin (CRM) and a narrow pelvis. Conversion to open procedures remains unsatisfactory.
Transanal TME (taTME) has been proposed to give a new option in cases where laparoscopic TME is difficult.
In this video, we present the case of a transanal approach with the TEO™ platform for low rectal cancer.
A Melani, A D'Urso, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
8 months ago
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45:51
Live interactive transanal TME (TaTME) with the TEO™ platform
Randomized clinical trials such as COLOR II, COREAN and CLASICC, have shown better results for laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME), in terms of short-term and long-term outcomes, when compared with open TME.
Laparoscopic TME presents some limitations such as low rectal cancer which has a high risk of leaving a positive circumferential resection margin (CRM) and a narrow pelvis. Conversion to open procedures remains unsatisfactory.
Transanal TME (taTME) has been proposed to give a new option in cases where laparoscopic TME is difficult.
In this video, we present the case of a transanal approach with the TEO™ platform for low rectal cancer.
Anastomotic biliary stricture after liver transplantation
Biliary stricture is the most frequent complication after liver transplantation, and ranges from 5 to 32%. Biliary strictures in transplanted patients can be anastomotic and non-anastomotic. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the first-line treatment modality for anastomotic biliary strictures and in selected cases of non-anastomotic biliary strictures. Anastomotic biliary strictures arise at the site of the choledocho-choledochostomy. ERCP with multiple plastic stent placements is the first-line treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures, with long-term success rates ranging from 90 to 100%. Also covered self-expandable metal stents can be used for dilation of these strictures, but not routinely.
I Boškoski, RA Ciurezu, I Crisan, L Guerriero, F Habersetzer, M Bouhadjar, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
9 months ago
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67 likes
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09:31
Anastomotic biliary stricture after liver transplantation
Biliary stricture is the most frequent complication after liver transplantation, and ranges from 5 to 32%. Biliary strictures in transplanted patients can be anastomotic and non-anastomotic. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the first-line treatment modality for anastomotic biliary strictures and in selected cases of non-anastomotic biliary strictures. Anastomotic biliary strictures arise at the site of the choledocho-choledochostomy. ERCP with multiple plastic stent placements is the first-line treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures, with long-term success rates ranging from 90 to 100%. Also covered self-expandable metal stents can be used for dilation of these strictures, but not routinely.
Postoperative CBD stenosis
Benign biliary strictures are often a consequence of iatrogenic injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy or they may arise after liver transplantation or hepatic resection with duct-to-duct biliary anastomosis. Other etiologies of benign biliary strictures are primary sclerosing cholangitis, chronic pancreatitis, and autoimmune cholangitis. In the past, surgical repair was the treatment of choice. Today, ERCP has a pivotal role in the treatment of the vast majority of these lesions. Up to 80% of postoperative benign biliary strictures develop within 6 to 12 months after surgery with symptoms as pruritus, jaundice, abdominal pain, alterations of liver function tests and recurrent cholangitis. Prompt identification of these lesions is essential because long-standing cholestasis can lead to secondary biliary cirrhosis. MRCP with cholangiographic sequences is the preferred non-invasive method for diagnostic cholangiography. In particular, this imaging method can be useful in hilar strictures and in patients with suspected anastomotic biliary stricture after liver transplantation.
I Boškoski, RA Ciurezu, M Morar, L Guerriero, F Habersetzer, M Bouhadjar, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
9 months ago
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11:04
Postoperative CBD stenosis
Benign biliary strictures are often a consequence of iatrogenic injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy or they may arise after liver transplantation or hepatic resection with duct-to-duct biliary anastomosis. Other etiologies of benign biliary strictures are primary sclerosing cholangitis, chronic pancreatitis, and autoimmune cholangitis. In the past, surgical repair was the treatment of choice. Today, ERCP has a pivotal role in the treatment of the vast majority of these lesions. Up to 80% of postoperative benign biliary strictures develop within 6 to 12 months after surgery with symptoms as pruritus, jaundice, abdominal pain, alterations of liver function tests and recurrent cholangitis. Prompt identification of these lesions is essential because long-standing cholestasis can lead to secondary biliary cirrhosis. MRCP with cholangiographic sequences is the preferred non-invasive method for diagnostic cholangiography. In particular, this imaging method can be useful in hilar strictures and in patients with suspected anastomotic biliary stricture after liver transplantation.
Common bile duct stricture due to an inoperable pancreatic head cancer: metal stent placement
There are several major indications for the endoscopic drainage of malignant common bile duct obstruction. There are several types of drainage: a preoperative biliary drainage, which is performed in selected cases (delayed surgery, high bilirubin levels, itching, cholangitis), a biliary drainage before neo-adjuvant therapies, and a biliary drainage for palliation. According to the ESGE guidelines, palliative biliary drainage should be performed according to life expectancy. If less than 4 months, plastic stent placement is recommended; if longer than 4 months, a self-expandable metal stent should be placed. In any case, every single patient should be evaluated for the best treatment. In particular, since uncovered self-expandable metal stents are impossible to remove, malignancy must be evidenced before placement of these stents.
I Boškoski, M Morar, I Crisan, L Guerriero, F Habersetzer, M Bouhadjar, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
9 months ago
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18:14
Common bile duct stricture due to an inoperable pancreatic head cancer: metal stent placement
There are several major indications for the endoscopic drainage of malignant common bile duct obstruction. There are several types of drainage: a preoperative biliary drainage, which is performed in selected cases (delayed surgery, high bilirubin levels, itching, cholangitis), a biliary drainage before neo-adjuvant therapies, and a biliary drainage for palliation. According to the ESGE guidelines, palliative biliary drainage should be performed according to life expectancy. If less than 4 months, plastic stent placement is recommended; if longer than 4 months, a self-expandable metal stent should be placed. In any case, every single patient should be evaluated for the best treatment. In particular, since uncovered self-expandable metal stents are impossible to remove, malignancy must be evidenced before placement of these stents.
ERCP: acute cholangitis in a patient with antiplatelet (clopidogrel) therapy
Acute cholangitis is a clinical emergency. Urgent biliary drainage and bile ducts disobstruction represent the only effective therapy. Acute cholangitis is a result of bile flow obstruction and bile infection. Both ERCP and percutaneous biliary drainage are valid therapeutic options associated with antibiotics. ERCP with biliary sphincterotomy and stones clearance is less invasive and generates less discomfort as compared to percutaneous biliary drainage. Percutaneous biliary drainage is reserved for patients in poor or bad clinical conditions and co-morbidities, unavailability of ERCP or surgically altered anatomy unsuitable for ERCP. We present a case of an 81-year-old female patient with antiplatelet therapy (Plavix®/clopidogrel) and cholangitis. During ERCP, there was evidence of previously unreported small biliary sphincterotomy. Consequently, biliary balloon dilation followed by stones extraction were performed. A nasobiliary drainage was also placed to flush the bile ducts with saline over 24 hours.
I Boškoski, I Crisan, RA Ciurezu, L Guerriero, F Habersetzer, M Bouhadjar, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
9 months ago
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09:17
ERCP: acute cholangitis in a patient with antiplatelet (clopidogrel) therapy
Acute cholangitis is a clinical emergency. Urgent biliary drainage and bile ducts disobstruction represent the only effective therapy. Acute cholangitis is a result of bile flow obstruction and bile infection. Both ERCP and percutaneous biliary drainage are valid therapeutic options associated with antibiotics. ERCP with biliary sphincterotomy and stones clearance is less invasive and generates less discomfort as compared to percutaneous biliary drainage. Percutaneous biliary drainage is reserved for patients in poor or bad clinical conditions and co-morbidities, unavailability of ERCP or surgically altered anatomy unsuitable for ERCP. We present a case of an 81-year-old female patient with antiplatelet therapy (Plavix®/clopidogrel) and cholangitis. During ERCP, there was evidence of previously unreported small biliary sphincterotomy. Consequently, biliary balloon dilation followed by stones extraction were performed. A nasobiliary drainage was also placed to flush the bile ducts with saline over 24 hours.
Removal of large biliary stones
Biliary stones can be easy or difficult to remove, depending on their dimensions. Understanding bile ducts anatomy, choosing the appropriate devices/extraction technique, developing confidence with biliary lithotripsy, choosing the appropriate size of the sphincterotomy, performing large balloon biliary dilation in appropriate cases and management of failed stones extraction are the basic key issues in the management of biliary stones. Here, we present the case of a 96-year-old female patient who had an episode of cholangitis one week ago and ERCP was performed with a biliary precut to access the bile duct. Since the biliary stones were large, a biliary plastic stent was placed and after unintentional pancreatic duct cannulation, a pancreatic stent was also placed to prevent pancreatitis. ERCP was repeated. The biliary stent was removed since the stones were approximately 12mm in diameter. A biliary balloon dilation was carried out to facilitate the removal. At the end, the pancreatic stent was also removed.
I Boškoski, M Morar, RA Ciurezu, F Habersetzer, M Bouhadjar, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
9 months ago
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12:52
Removal of large biliary stones
Biliary stones can be easy or difficult to remove, depending on their dimensions. Understanding bile ducts anatomy, choosing the appropriate devices/extraction technique, developing confidence with biliary lithotripsy, choosing the appropriate size of the sphincterotomy, performing large balloon biliary dilation in appropriate cases and management of failed stones extraction are the basic key issues in the management of biliary stones. Here, we present the case of a 96-year-old female patient who had an episode of cholangitis one week ago and ERCP was performed with a biliary precut to access the bile duct. Since the biliary stones were large, a biliary plastic stent was placed and after unintentional pancreatic duct cannulation, a pancreatic stent was also placed to prevent pancreatitis. ERCP was repeated. The biliary stent was removed since the stones were approximately 12mm in diameter. A biliary balloon dilation was carried out to facilitate the removal. At the end, the pancreatic stent was also removed.
Double wire biliary cannulation, biliary stone removal and pancreatic stent placement
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the most technically challenging procedure in digestive endoscopy. Cannulation in ERCP requires optimal training, understanding of papillary anatomy, and especially understanding cholangiography and pancreatography imaging. The choice of cannulation technique (contrast vs. wire) depends on the expertise of local teams, even if the injection of a small amount of contrast can better show the way and direction of the ducts. It is essential to choose the appropriate accessories according to the case that's being dealt with. Here, we present the case of a hemophilic 71-year-old male patient with elevated liver enzymes, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) was performed to detect common bile duct stones. The patient has also a left lobe liver hematoma which originated from mild trauma. Endoscopically, the papilla of this patient presented with an ectropion and long infundibulum. Biliary cannulation was performed with the double wire technique, first cannulating Wirsung’s duct which straightened the siphon. After a large biliary sphincterotomy, the stone was removed with a Dormia basket. A small pancreatic stent was placed to prevent pancreatitis.
I Boškoski, I Crisan, M Morar, F Habersetzer, M Bouhadjar, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
9 months ago
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18:35
Double wire biliary cannulation, biliary stone removal and pancreatic stent placement
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the most technically challenging procedure in digestive endoscopy. Cannulation in ERCP requires optimal training, understanding of papillary anatomy, and especially understanding cholangiography and pancreatography imaging. The choice of cannulation technique (contrast vs. wire) depends on the expertise of local teams, even if the injection of a small amount of contrast can better show the way and direction of the ducts. It is essential to choose the appropriate accessories according to the case that's being dealt with. Here, we present the case of a hemophilic 71-year-old male patient with elevated liver enzymes, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) was performed to detect common bile duct stones. The patient has also a left lobe liver hematoma which originated from mild trauma. Endoscopically, the papilla of this patient presented with an ectropion and long infundibulum. Biliary cannulation was performed with the double wire technique, first cannulating Wirsung’s duct which straightened the siphon. After a large biliary sphincterotomy, the stone was removed with a Dormia basket. A small pancreatic stent was placed to prevent pancreatitis.
Laparoscopic appendectomy after appendicular phlegmon
Appendicitis is one of the main reasons for consultation and surgical interventions in the emergency departments around the world. If it is not diagnosed and treated timely, it can evolve towards an appendicular perforation, and as a result, it can become a peritonitis or an appendicular phlegmon. This latter case may occur in approximately 10% of cases.
Currently, the management of the appendicular phlegmon is controversial. Some authors prefer to perform an appendectomy immediately, and others are in favor of medical treatment using antibiotic therapy and percutaneous drainage if possible and delay appendectomy.
In this case, we present a patient presenting with an appendicular phlegmon in which a conservative management with percutaneous drainage and delayed surgery were decided upon.
P Saleg, A D'Urso, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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04:17
Laparoscopic appendectomy after appendicular phlegmon
Appendicitis is one of the main reasons for consultation and surgical interventions in the emergency departments around the world. If it is not diagnosed and treated timely, it can evolve towards an appendicular perforation, and as a result, it can become a peritonitis or an appendicular phlegmon. This latter case may occur in approximately 10% of cases.
Currently, the management of the appendicular phlegmon is controversial. Some authors prefer to perform an appendectomy immediately, and others are in favor of medical treatment using antibiotic therapy and percutaneous drainage if possible and delay appendectomy.
In this case, we present a patient presenting with an appendicular phlegmon in which a conservative management with percutaneous drainage and delayed surgery were decided upon.
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: Interactive discussion around splenic flexure during laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for cancer
In this educational video, Professor Luc Soler gives a brief introduction of 3D reconstruction and modeling. Dr. Corcione introduces the main principles of trocar and port placement. He briefly demonstrates the technical aspects, main principles and key steps of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for cancer in a 61-year-old male patient in a live interactive surgery. He highlights the technical aspects and main principles of lesser sac opening, vascular identification and division, splenic flexure mobilization, lateral mobilization, transection, suprapubic incision for specimen removal, and EEA anastomosis.
F Corcione, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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58:02
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: Interactive discussion around splenic flexure during laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for cancer
In this educational video, Professor Luc Soler gives a brief introduction of 3D reconstruction and modeling. Dr. Corcione introduces the main principles of trocar and port placement. He briefly demonstrates the technical aspects, main principles and key steps of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for cancer in a 61-year-old male patient in a live interactive surgery. He highlights the technical aspects and main principles of lesser sac opening, vascular identification and division, splenic flexure mobilization, lateral mobilization, transection, suprapubic incision for specimen removal, and EEA anastomosis.
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy
In this video, a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with a splenectomy is demonstrated. The colon is mobilized from the omentum and the splenic flexure is lowered completely. The dissection is completed towards the right side in order to access the pancreatic isthmus. The dissection is initiated at the level of the inferior pancreatic port in order to identify the mesentericoportal axis. The retropancreatic dissection is performed. The splenic vein and the splenic artery are dissected and taped. A tape is placed around the pancreas in order to facilitate the dissection thanks to the traction exerted. The pancreas is divided by means of a stapler, tan cartridge. The splenic vessels were divided through Hem-o-lok™ Polymer Locking Ligation Systems. The dissection is performed from the right to the left side of the retropancreatic region. The greater omentum is dissected in close contact with the greater curvature of the stomach. The short gastric vessels are progressively divided. The division of the posterior mesogastrium allows to completely free the specimen, which is then placed in a bag. The specimen is removed through a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, V De Blasi, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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21:51
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy
In this video, a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with a splenectomy is demonstrated. The colon is mobilized from the omentum and the splenic flexure is lowered completely. The dissection is completed towards the right side in order to access the pancreatic isthmus. The dissection is initiated at the level of the inferior pancreatic port in order to identify the mesentericoportal axis. The retropancreatic dissection is performed. The splenic vein and the splenic artery are dissected and taped. A tape is placed around the pancreas in order to facilitate the dissection thanks to the traction exerted. The pancreas is divided by means of a stapler, tan cartridge. The splenic vessels were divided through Hem-o-lok™ Polymer Locking Ligation Systems. The dissection is performed from the right to the left side of the retropancreatic region. The greater omentum is dissected in close contact with the greater curvature of the stomach. The short gastric vessels are progressively divided. The division of the posterior mesogastrium allows to completely free the specimen, which is then placed in a bag. The specimen is removed through a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision.
Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy for vaterian ampulloma
We report the case of a robot-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy for vaterian ampulloma. The patient is positioned in the French position with the assistant between the legs and the robot at the head. Five trocars are used: the camera is introduced through the umbilical trocar. The operation begins with the exploration of the peritoneum and of the liver. The gastric antrum is divided. Each structure of the hepatic pedicle is skeletonized. The superior border of the pancreas is dissected, hence allowing to approach the mesentericoportal axis.
The surgeon proceeds to the inferior border of the pancreas in order to find the mesentericoportal axis and to achieve a retropancreatic passage, which is where the pancreas will be divided. The pancreas is divided using the Sonicision™ cordless ultrasonic dissection device. The first jejunal loop is divided with a stapler. The specimen is totally mobilized ‘en bloc’, and freed from the portal vascular axis with a dissection of the right border of the coeliac trunk. At the end of the dissection, the different arterial and venous structures are skeletonized with a lymph node resection. The reconstruction is performed with a pancreaticogastrostomy, hepaticojejunostomy, and gastrojejunostomy.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, V De Blasi, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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28:02
Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy for vaterian ampulloma
We report the case of a robot-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy for vaterian ampulloma. The patient is positioned in the French position with the assistant between the legs and the robot at the head. Five trocars are used: the camera is introduced through the umbilical trocar. The operation begins with the exploration of the peritoneum and of the liver. The gastric antrum is divided. Each structure of the hepatic pedicle is skeletonized. The superior border of the pancreas is dissected, hence allowing to approach the mesentericoportal axis.
The surgeon proceeds to the inferior border of the pancreas in order to find the mesentericoportal axis and to achieve a retropancreatic passage, which is where the pancreas will be divided. The pancreas is divided using the Sonicision™ cordless ultrasonic dissection device. The first jejunal loop is divided with a stapler. The specimen is totally mobilized ‘en bloc’, and freed from the portal vascular axis with a dissection of the right border of the coeliac trunk. At the end of the dissection, the different arterial and venous structures are skeletonized with a lymph node resection. The reconstruction is performed with a pancreaticogastrostomy, hepaticojejunostomy, and gastrojejunostomy.
Minimally invasive right superior parathyroidectomy (MIVAP) for symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism
This video presents the case of a 62 year-old patient with primary hyperparathyroidism characterized by a PTH which is inconsistent with calcium levels. The diagnosis is confirmed by biological findings before searching for the adenoma inducing this hypersecretion. With the use of current precision imaging techniques, in most cases, the adenoma can be identified and managed surgically. In our team, we perform a 99m Tc-MIBI scintigraphy and a CT-scan allowing for a 3D reconstruction according to the IRCAD protocol. This 3D reconstruction shows the relationships between the adenoma, the inferior thyroid artery, the thyroid gland, and the esophagus, making it possible to perform a video-assisted approach using a scar inferior to 2cm.
M Vix, HA Mercoli, S Tzedakis, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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08:28
Minimally invasive right superior parathyroidectomy (MIVAP) for symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism
This video presents the case of a 62 year-old patient with primary hyperparathyroidism characterized by a PTH which is inconsistent with calcium levels. The diagnosis is confirmed by biological findings before searching for the adenoma inducing this hypersecretion. With the use of current precision imaging techniques, in most cases, the adenoma can be identified and managed surgically. In our team, we perform a 99m Tc-MIBI scintigraphy and a CT-scan allowing for a 3D reconstruction according to the IRCAD protocol. This 3D reconstruction shows the relationships between the adenoma, the inferior thyroid artery, the thyroid gland, and the esophagus, making it possible to perform a video-assisted approach using a scar inferior to 2cm.
Video-assisted exploration of the four parathyroid lobes for primary hyperparathyroidism
Background:
The presence of a single parathyroid adenoma accurately located using preoperative imaging is the best indication for minimally invasive surgery when dealing with primary hyperparathyroidism. It is certainly possible to search for several glands that may be suspicious of adenoma, but an extensive experience in video-assisted cervical surgery is required to find the anatomical structures allowing to explore the four parathyroid locations.
Patient and methods:
A 75-year-old obese woman is diagnosed with hypercalcemia, hypophosphoremia, and a high level of PTH during a work-up for joint pain.

Preoperative imaging includes a 3D-reconstructed cervico-mediastinal CT-scan —a computer program developed at the IRCAD-Strasbourg, named VrAnat™, Vr planning™, is used for that purpose. This 3D virtual reconstruction demonstrates three suspicious images respectively located at the right superior parathyroid territory, at the right latero-esophageal area, and at the left inferior parathyroid territory. A video-assisted cervical exploration, guided by this reconstruction, is decided upon. The objective is to find the three suspicious images and to explore the four parathyroid glands.

A 3cm median incision is carried out 2cm above the sternal notch. The right thyrotracheal groove is reached through a dissection performed laterally to the strap muscles and medially to the omohyoid muscle. A complete dissection of the lateral aspect of the thyroid lobe is obtained using blunt dissection and small instruments under endoscopic vision, which is provided by a 30-degree, 5mm scope (Storz, Tüttlingen, Germany). The recurrent laryngeal nerve is identified.

Dissection is now carried on above the inferior thyroid artery. It allows to rapidly identify a superior parathyroid adenoma, which will be resected. It exactly matches with one of the suspicious images.

Dissection is pursued anterior to the intersection between the artery and the nerve so as to find the right inferior parathyroid, which is healthy, underneath the capsule. The latero-esophageal image is now searched for. It is nothing but an anthracosic lymph node.

The left side is approached by dissecting the left jugulocarotid gutter. The left recurrent nerve is identified. The left inferior parathyroid is identified and looks healthy. The suspected image is nothing else but a nodule of the apex of the thyrothymic ligament. The left superior parathyroid, which is healthy, can be finally identified in a strictly orthotopic position, although partially hidden behind a Zuckerkandl’s nodule.

Conclusion:
This cervical exploration has led to the dissection and visualization of the four parathyroid lobes in compliance with classical parathyroid surgery principles.
References:
Berti P, Materazzi G, Picone A, Miccoli P. Limits and drawbacks of video-assisted parathyroidectomy. Br J Surg 2003;90:743-7.

Miccoli P, Materazzi G, Baggiani A, Miccoli M. Mini-invasive video-assisted surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands: a 2011 update. J Endocrinol Invest 2011;34:473-80.
M Vix, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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70 likes
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09:39
Video-assisted exploration of the four parathyroid lobes for primary hyperparathyroidism
Background:
The presence of a single parathyroid adenoma accurately located using preoperative imaging is the best indication for minimally invasive surgery when dealing with primary hyperparathyroidism. It is certainly possible to search for several glands that may be suspicious of adenoma, but an extensive experience in video-assisted cervical surgery is required to find the anatomical structures allowing to explore the four parathyroid locations.
Patient and methods:
A 75-year-old obese woman is diagnosed with hypercalcemia, hypophosphoremia, and a high level of PTH during a work-up for joint pain.

Preoperative imaging includes a 3D-reconstructed cervico-mediastinal CT-scan —a computer program developed at the IRCAD-Strasbourg, named VrAnat™, Vr planning™, is used for that purpose. This 3D virtual reconstruction demonstrates three suspicious images respectively located at the right superior parathyroid territory, at the right latero-esophageal area, and at the left inferior parathyroid territory. A video-assisted cervical exploration, guided by this reconstruction, is decided upon. The objective is to find the three suspicious images and to explore the four parathyroid glands.

A 3cm median incision is carried out 2cm above the sternal notch. The right thyrotracheal groove is reached through a dissection performed laterally to the strap muscles and medially to the omohyoid muscle. A complete dissection of the lateral aspect of the thyroid lobe is obtained using blunt dissection and small instruments under endoscopic vision, which is provided by a 30-degree, 5mm scope (Storz, Tüttlingen, Germany). The recurrent laryngeal nerve is identified.

Dissection is now carried on above the inferior thyroid artery. It allows to rapidly identify a superior parathyroid adenoma, which will be resected. It exactly matches with one of the suspicious images.

Dissection is pursued anterior to the intersection between the artery and the nerve so as to find the right inferior parathyroid, which is healthy, underneath the capsule. The latero-esophageal image is now searched for. It is nothing but an anthracosic lymph node.

The left side is approached by dissecting the left jugulocarotid gutter. The left recurrent nerve is identified. The left inferior parathyroid is identified and looks healthy. The suspected image is nothing else but a nodule of the apex of the thyrothymic ligament. The left superior parathyroid, which is healthy, can be finally identified in a strictly orthotopic position, although partially hidden behind a Zuckerkandl’s nodule.

Conclusion:
This cervical exploration has led to the dissection and visualization of the four parathyroid lobes in compliance with classical parathyroid surgery principles.
References:
Berti P, Materazzi G, Picone A, Miccoli P. Limits and drawbacks of video-assisted parathyroidectomy. Br J Surg 2003;90:743-7.

Miccoli P, Materazzi G, Baggiani A, Miccoli M. Mini-invasive video-assisted surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands: a 2011 update. J Endocrinol Invest 2011;34:473-80.
Large intradiverticulum endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy
Periampullary duodenal diverticula are observed in 10-20% of patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and could well increase ampulla cannulation failure risk, as well as potential complications related to endoscopic sphincterotomy.
Here we report two successful cases of large intradiverticular endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy in the treatment of two different kinds of benign biliary pathologies. The first case was that of a woman with multiple large stones in the common bile duct (CBD). The second case was one of a male patient with cholestasis due to a compression of the distal common bile duct caused by a diverticulum – this condition being known as Lemmel’s syndrome.
Gf Donatelli, L Marx, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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05:09
Large intradiverticulum endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy
Periampullary duodenal diverticula are observed in 10-20% of patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and could well increase ampulla cannulation failure risk, as well as potential complications related to endoscopic sphincterotomy.
Here we report two successful cases of large intradiverticular endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy in the treatment of two different kinds of benign biliary pathologies. The first case was that of a woman with multiple large stones in the common bile duct (CBD). The second case was one of a male patient with cholestasis due to a compression of the distal common bile duct caused by a diverticulum – this condition being known as Lemmel’s syndrome.
Robot-assisted ultrasound-guided transgastric cystogastrostomy
We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with a voluminous pseudocyst in the lesser sac after several episodes of acute pancreatitis of biliary origin managed by a robot-assisted transgastric cystogastrostomy. The patient is lying supine, legs apart. Five ports are positioned. The intervention is begun with an anterior gastrotomy, which allows to introduce a balloon-tipped trocar transgastrically. A second gastrotomy is performed in the prepyloric region. It allows to introduce a second transgastric trocar. Finally, a third gastrotomy is performed at the level of the fundus to introduce a third transgastric balloon-tipped trocar. After transgastric insufflation, the trocars are connected to the robot, which is positioned at the patient’s head. A transgastric ultrasonography is performed to visualize the pseudocyst, which has a heterogeneous content, with fibrotic debris. The gastrotomy is initiated with Ultracision™ at the posterior aspect of the stomach. The cyst is multilocular. The gastric wall is controlled by means of a Doppler ultrasound in order not to pass through the gastric varices, which had been identified on endoscopic ultrasound. A second cavity with some more heterogeneous content is subsequently opened. This cavity presents some pancreatic necrosis. The cystogastrostomy is enlarged at its most. Trocars are then removed to proceed intraperitoneally. The three anterior gastrotomy incisions are then sutured using the robot. The postoperative outcome is uneventful. The patient is discharged on postoperative day 4.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, V De Blasi, O Perotto, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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50 likes
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06:04
Robot-assisted ultrasound-guided transgastric cystogastrostomy
We report the case of a 57-year-old woman with a voluminous pseudocyst in the lesser sac after several episodes of acute pancreatitis of biliary origin managed by a robot-assisted transgastric cystogastrostomy. The patient is lying supine, legs apart. Five ports are positioned. The intervention is begun with an anterior gastrotomy, which allows to introduce a balloon-tipped trocar transgastrically. A second gastrotomy is performed in the prepyloric region. It allows to introduce a second transgastric trocar. Finally, a third gastrotomy is performed at the level of the fundus to introduce a third transgastric balloon-tipped trocar. After transgastric insufflation, the trocars are connected to the robot, which is positioned at the patient’s head. A transgastric ultrasonography is performed to visualize the pseudocyst, which has a heterogeneous content, with fibrotic debris. The gastrotomy is initiated with Ultracision™ at the posterior aspect of the stomach. The cyst is multilocular. The gastric wall is controlled by means of a Doppler ultrasound in order not to pass through the gastric varices, which had been identified on endoscopic ultrasound. A second cavity with some more heterogeneous content is subsequently opened. This cavity presents some pancreatic necrosis. The cystogastrostomy is enlarged at its most. Trocars are then removed to proceed intraperitoneally. The three anterior gastrotomy incisions are then sutured using the robot. The postoperative outcome is uneventful. The patient is discharged on postoperative day 4.
Robotic partial splenectomy for cystic lesion of the spleen
We report the case of a 21-year-old woman with a cystic lesion of the spleen treated with a robotic partial splenectomy. The patient is placed in a right lateral decubitus position. Four ports are introduced into the left hypochondrium. The robot is placed at the level of the patient’s left shoulder. The intervention is begun with a lowering of the splenic flexure. Dissection is initiated at the upper pole of the spleen by retracting the stomach and by progressively dividing the different short vessels. It is decided to start the parenchymotomy approximately 1cm from the devascularized area. Transection is begun using an ultrasonic dissector. Hemostasis is subsequently achieved progressively. Transection is completed by means of a firing of the Endo GIA™ linear stapler. Hemostasis is further completed using the Aquamantys® system and bipolar sealers. The specimen is fully mobilized and placed in a bag. It is extracted by means of a small suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision. Pathological findings demonstrate the presence of an epidermoid cyst. The postoperative outcome is uneventful. The patient is discharged on postoperative day 4.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, V De Blasi, N Ferreira, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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69 likes
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09:14
Robotic partial splenectomy for cystic lesion of the spleen
We report the case of a 21-year-old woman with a cystic lesion of the spleen treated with a robotic partial splenectomy. The patient is placed in a right lateral decubitus position. Four ports are introduced into the left hypochondrium. The robot is placed at the level of the patient’s left shoulder. The intervention is begun with a lowering of the splenic flexure. Dissection is initiated at the upper pole of the spleen by retracting the stomach and by progressively dividing the different short vessels. It is decided to start the parenchymotomy approximately 1cm from the devascularized area. Transection is begun using an ultrasonic dissector. Hemostasis is subsequently achieved progressively. Transection is completed by means of a firing of the Endo GIA™ linear stapler. Hemostasis is further completed using the Aquamantys® system and bipolar sealers. The specimen is fully mobilized and placed in a bag. It is extracted by means of a small suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision. Pathological findings demonstrate the presence of an epidermoid cyst. The postoperative outcome is uneventful. The patient is discharged on postoperative day 4.
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: laparoscopic left adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy was first described by Gagner et al. in 1992. It has become the procedure of choice for most benign adrenal lesions since then because of decreased blood loss, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and lower morbidity as compared to open surgery.
The indications for laparoscopic adrenalectomy are the same as for open surgery, except in cases of confirmed adrenocortical carcinomas.
Absolute contraindications for laparoscopic adrenalectomy are as follows: severe cardiopulmonary disease, locally advanced tumors, medically untreated pheochromocytoma, and uncontrolled coagulopathies. This is a live demonstration of a left adrenalectomy recorded during the Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery Course, which was held at IRCAD in May 2016.
D Mutter, P Donepudi, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
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28:17
LIVE INTERACTIVE SURGERY: laparoscopic left adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy was first described by Gagner et al. in 1992. It has become the procedure of choice for most benign adrenal lesions since then because of decreased blood loss, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and lower morbidity as compared to open surgery.
The indications for laparoscopic adrenalectomy are the same as for open surgery, except in cases of confirmed adrenocortical carcinomas.
Absolute contraindications for laparoscopic adrenalectomy are as follows: severe cardiopulmonary disease, locally advanced tumors, medically untreated pheochromocytoma, and uncontrolled coagulopathies. This is a live demonstration of a left adrenalectomy recorded during the Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery Course, which was held at IRCAD in May 2016.
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for mucinous cystadenoma
This video presents the case of a 39-year-old woman complaining of epigastric and right upper quadrant pain with dorsal irradiation and postprandial pain without nausea or vomiting. Abdominal ultrasound showed the presence of a 21mm cystic mass with multi-lobulated appearance at the tail of the pancreas. MRI confirmed the cystic nature of this tumor lesion of the tail of the pancreas, which was probably compatible with a mucinous cystadenoma (with a 23mm long axis) without communication with Wirsung’s duct. Transgastric echo-endoscopy revealed an ovoid cystic lesion of the pancreatic tail, with clean wall, measuring 19 by 10mm with small septa and a 4mm thick mural nodule without communication with the pancreatic duct. A laparoscopic left pancreatectomy was indicated because of the presence of a mucinous cystadenoma. This video demonstrates a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy approach. A spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy by preserving the splenic vessels (Kimura technique) was decided upon.
F Costantino, M Shahbaz, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
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94 likes
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12:01
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for mucinous cystadenoma
This video presents the case of a 39-year-old woman complaining of epigastric and right upper quadrant pain with dorsal irradiation and postprandial pain without nausea or vomiting. Abdominal ultrasound showed the presence of a 21mm cystic mass with multi-lobulated appearance at the tail of the pancreas. MRI confirmed the cystic nature of this tumor lesion of the tail of the pancreas, which was probably compatible with a mucinous cystadenoma (with a 23mm long axis) without communication with Wirsung’s duct. Transgastric echo-endoscopy revealed an ovoid cystic lesion of the pancreatic tail, with clean wall, measuring 19 by 10mm with small septa and a 4mm thick mural nodule without communication with the pancreatic duct. A laparoscopic left pancreatectomy was indicated because of the presence of a mucinous cystadenoma. This video demonstrates a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy approach. A spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy by preserving the splenic vessels (Kimura technique) was decided upon.
Robotic left lateral sectionectomy with biliary disobstruction
We present the case of a 61-year-old woman followed up for the past 7 years for a dilation of the left biliary tract at the level of the left liver lobe with 3 episodes of angiocholitis. The robot is positioned at the level of the patient’s head. Four ports are put in place. The intervention is begun with placement of the hepatic pedicle on a tape. The liver is then mobilized and the falciform ligament is divided. The hepatotomy is performed at about 1cm to the left of the falciform ligament. The hepatotomy is begun. It is performed by means of the CUSA ultrasonic dissector, and hemostasis and biliostasis are performed using a bipolar grasper. The different elements of the portal pedicle are dissected and controlled. Once the biliary tract has been dissected, it is opened using scissors. As soon as it has been opened, an intrabiliary lithiasis is found. Each stone is progressively extracted to prevent any spillage within the peritoneum. Simple suctions are initiated. A Dormia basket is then placed through the left tract to clear both the convergence and the right biliary tract. Control intraoperative choledochoscopy is performed. New maneuvers are carried out using a series of lavage, allowing for the complete clearance of the biliary tract. Once the voiding of the biliary tract has been controlled, the left biliary tract is closed by means of a PDS 5/0 running suture. The hepatotomy is pursued in order to complete the left lateral sectionectomy. The left supra-hepatic vein is divided by means of an Endo GIA™ linear stapler. The suture and hemostasis are completed by means of different fastened stitches. The tape is removed. The bag containing the stones is extracted by means of a Pfannenstiel’s incision. The postoperative outcome was uneventful and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 6. Final pathological findings ruled out the presence of any malignancy.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, V De Blasi, D Mutter, T Piardi, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
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17 likes
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16:09
Robotic left lateral sectionectomy with biliary disobstruction
We present the case of a 61-year-old woman followed up for the past 7 years for a dilation of the left biliary tract at the level of the left liver lobe with 3 episodes of angiocholitis. The robot is positioned at the level of the patient’s head. Four ports are put in place. The intervention is begun with placement of the hepatic pedicle on a tape. The liver is then mobilized and the falciform ligament is divided. The hepatotomy is performed at about 1cm to the left of the falciform ligament. The hepatotomy is begun. It is performed by means of the CUSA ultrasonic dissector, and hemostasis and biliostasis are performed using a bipolar grasper. The different elements of the portal pedicle are dissected and controlled. Once the biliary tract has been dissected, it is opened using scissors. As soon as it has been opened, an intrabiliary lithiasis is found. Each stone is progressively extracted to prevent any spillage within the peritoneum. Simple suctions are initiated. A Dormia basket is then placed through the left tract to clear both the convergence and the right biliary tract. Control intraoperative choledochoscopy is performed. New maneuvers are carried out using a series of lavage, allowing for the complete clearance of the biliary tract. Once the voiding of the biliary tract has been controlled, the left biliary tract is closed by means of a PDS 5/0 running suture. The hepatotomy is pursued in order to complete the left lateral sectionectomy. The left supra-hepatic vein is divided by means of an Endo GIA™ linear stapler. The suture and hemostasis are completed by means of different fastened stitches. The tape is removed. The bag containing the stones is extracted by means of a Pfannenstiel’s incision. The postoperative outcome was uneventful and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 6. Final pathological findings ruled out the presence of any malignancy.
Laparoscopic resection of colorectal liver metastasis in segment VII with transthoracic port-site insertion using ultrasonography and augmented reality
We report the case of a laparoscopic resection in a patient presenting with a colorectal liver metastasis in segment VII of the liver, with transthoracic trocar insertion. The patient is placed in a lateral decubitus position. Four ports are introduced. After exploration of the peritoneal cavity and ultrasound examination, the intervention is begun with the control of the hepatic pedicle. The right liver is mobilized. As the position of the scope is not ideal, an improved vision is searched for using simulation tools. The subcostal port allows for an optimal view. The 5mm port is switched to a 12mm port, allowing for the placement of the scope. A 5mm port is then placed transthoracically in order to start the hepatotomy. The hepatotomy is performed under a full pedicular clamping, which takes 20 minutes. Dissection is started 2cm around the lesion. The specimen is placed in a bag and extracted through a slightly enlarged 12mm port. After hemostatic control, the tape around the pedicle is removed. The cavity is extensively cleansed. The pneumoperitoneum is reduced and one can observe that there is no bleeding. A thoracic drain is positioned at the level of the 5mm port placed transthoracically. The diaphragmatic port opening site is closed.
P Pessaux, J Hallet, R Memeo, S Tzedakis, V De Blasi, D Mutter, J Marescaux, L Soler
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
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57 likes
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13:06
Laparoscopic resection of colorectal liver metastasis in segment VII with transthoracic port-site insertion using ultrasonography and augmented reality
We report the case of a laparoscopic resection in a patient presenting with a colorectal liver metastasis in segment VII of the liver, with transthoracic trocar insertion. The patient is placed in a lateral decubitus position. Four ports are introduced. After exploration of the peritoneal cavity and ultrasound examination, the intervention is begun with the control of the hepatic pedicle. The right liver is mobilized. As the position of the scope is not ideal, an improved vision is searched for using simulation tools. The subcostal port allows for an optimal view. The 5mm port is switched to a 12mm port, allowing for the placement of the scope. A 5mm port is then placed transthoracically in order to start the hepatotomy. The hepatotomy is performed under a full pedicular clamping, which takes 20 minutes. Dissection is started 2cm around the lesion. The specimen is placed in a bag and extracted through a slightly enlarged 12mm port. After hemostatic control, the tape around the pedicle is removed. The cavity is extensively cleansed. The pneumoperitoneum is reduced and one can observe that there is no bleeding. A thoracic drain is positioned at the level of the 5mm port placed transthoracically. The diaphragmatic port opening site is closed.
Laparoscopic right hepatectomy on cirrhotic liver after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and portal vein embolization (PVE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
We reported the case of a 70-year-old man in whom an F4 cirrhosis and a well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma were evidenced and managed by a laparoscopic right hepatectomy after transarterial chemoembolization and portal vein embolization. The operation starts with the control of the hepatic pedicle. A Doppler ultrasound is performed. It will reveal the relation of the lesion with the vein. The different right hepatic structures are identified, clipped and divided. Mobilization of the right liver is then initiated. The gallbladder, which is kept in place, is used for traction purposes. Parenchymal transection is begun with the assistance of Ultracision®, Aquamantys®, and Dissectron®. The portal structure and the hepatic vein are identified. The parenchymotomy is carried on and the identification of the right hepatic vein is going to be achieved. The origin of the right hepatic vein is dissected at its upper part and its lower part, in order to encircle it with a tape and divide it with a stapler. Once completed, the medial part of the right triangular ligament is further divided. Mobilization is continued on the same part from both sides, changing traction. The right liver is placed in a bag and removed. The cavity is cleansed. The hemostasis and biliostasis are controlled on the transection.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, J Hargat, S Tzedakis, D Mutter, J Marescaux, L Soler
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
1951 views
42 likes
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08:07
Laparoscopic right hepatectomy on cirrhotic liver after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and portal vein embolization (PVE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
We reported the case of a 70-year-old man in whom an F4 cirrhosis and a well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma were evidenced and managed by a laparoscopic right hepatectomy after transarterial chemoembolization and portal vein embolization. The operation starts with the control of the hepatic pedicle. A Doppler ultrasound is performed. It will reveal the relation of the lesion with the vein. The different right hepatic structures are identified, clipped and divided. Mobilization of the right liver is then initiated. The gallbladder, which is kept in place, is used for traction purposes. Parenchymal transection is begun with the assistance of Ultracision®, Aquamantys®, and Dissectron®. The portal structure and the hepatic vein are identified. The parenchymotomy is carried on and the identification of the right hepatic vein is going to be achieved. The origin of the right hepatic vein is dissected at its upper part and its lower part, in order to encircle it with a tape and divide it with a stapler. Once completed, the medial part of the right triangular ligament is further divided. Mobilization is continued on the same part from both sides, changing traction. The right liver is placed in a bag and removed. The cavity is cleansed. The hemostasis and biliostasis are controlled on the transection.
The VERSA LIFTER BAND™: a new option for liver retraction in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
During laparoscopic bariatric procedures in morbidly obese patients, the surgeon's operative view is often obscured by the hypertrophic adipose left lobe of the liver.
To provide adequate operative views and working space, an appropriate retraction of the left liver lobe is required.
The use of a conventional liver retractor mandates an additional subxiphoid wound, resulting in patient discomfort for pain and scar formation, with the additional risk of iatrogenic liver injury during retraction maneuvers.
To overcome these limitations, we present the use of a simple, rapid, and safe technique for liver retraction using the VERSA LIFTER™ Band disposable liver suspension system or retractor.
A D'Urso, M Vix, B Dallemagne, HA Mercoli, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
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37 likes
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03:48
The VERSA LIFTER BAND™: a new option for liver retraction in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
During laparoscopic bariatric procedures in morbidly obese patients, the surgeon's operative view is often obscured by the hypertrophic adipose left lobe of the liver.
To provide adequate operative views and working space, an appropriate retraction of the left liver lobe is required.
The use of a conventional liver retractor mandates an additional subxiphoid wound, resulting in patient discomfort for pain and scar formation, with the additional risk of iatrogenic liver injury during retraction maneuvers.
To overcome these limitations, we present the use of a simple, rapid, and safe technique for liver retraction using the VERSA LIFTER™ Band disposable liver suspension system or retractor.
Upper GI obstruction due to incarcerated recurrent hiatal hernia with mesh repair
This is the case of a 46-year-old woman with a BMI of 43 who presented to our clinic complaining of aphasia. Her past medical history is significant for a hiatal hernia repair and a diaphragmatic mesh reinforcement performed in July 2013. After surgery, she complained of dysphagia even after the three postoperative months, and the upper GI series showed a recurrence of her hiatal hernia. The dysphagia got worse, and in January 2015, a CT-scan showed a complete blockage of the gastroesophageal junction due to the herniation of the stomach. A 5-trocar technique was used, very similar to what we would use for a Nissen fundoplication.
S Perretta, B Dallemagne, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
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31 likes
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12:26
Upper GI obstruction due to incarcerated recurrent hiatal hernia with mesh repair
This is the case of a 46-year-old woman with a BMI of 43 who presented to our clinic complaining of aphasia. Her past medical history is significant for a hiatal hernia repair and a diaphragmatic mesh reinforcement performed in July 2013. After surgery, she complained of dysphagia even after the three postoperative months, and the upper GI series showed a recurrence of her hiatal hernia. The dysphagia got worse, and in January 2015, a CT-scan showed a complete blockage of the gastroesophageal junction due to the herniation of the stomach. A 5-trocar technique was used, very similar to what we would use for a Nissen fundoplication.
Cystic pheochromocytoma: anatomical landmarks for laparoscopic resection
Surgery for pheochromocytoma is often considered difficult due to local anatomical conditions which are often associated with a hypervascularization and inflammatory reaction. This video demonstrates the case of a patient presenting with a 5cm pheochromocytoma with a necrotic core. Because the patient has a low BMI, the intraoperative anatomy is magnified and all anatomical landmarks are perfectly identified right before dissection. The lesion is eventually embedded in the liver. Its approach and dissection allow to determine the constraints related to adrenal surgery, and particularly regarding the impossibility to manipulate the lesion other than with soft retraction.
D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
1940 views
102 likes
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15:04
Cystic pheochromocytoma: anatomical landmarks for laparoscopic resection
Surgery for pheochromocytoma is often considered difficult due to local anatomical conditions which are often associated with a hypervascularization and inflammatory reaction. This video demonstrates the case of a patient presenting with a 5cm pheochromocytoma with a necrotic core. Because the patient has a low BMI, the intraoperative anatomy is magnified and all anatomical landmarks are perfectly identified right before dissection. The lesion is eventually embedded in the liver. Its approach and dissection allow to determine the constraints related to adrenal surgery, and particularly regarding the impossibility to manipulate the lesion other than with soft retraction.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: live demonstration and technical details
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has become a common procedure for the management of morbid obesity. However, learning to perform such a procedure may be difficult as it is made up of very technical operative steps in complex cases of overweight patients with a great amount of adipose tissue. In order to prevent complications, an operative strategy should be adopted, allowing for an easy and rapid acquisition of the technique. Each step is perfectly mastered and outlined.
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass performed live, showing all the preoperative and operative patient settings. The surgical technique is thoroughly explained.
M Vix, M Nedelcu, HA Mercoli, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
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191 likes
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28:09
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: live demonstration and technical details
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has become a common procedure for the management of morbid obesity. However, learning to perform such a procedure may be difficult as it is made up of very technical operative steps in complex cases of overweight patients with a great amount of adipose tissue. In order to prevent complications, an operative strategy should be adopted, allowing for an easy and rapid acquisition of the technique. Each step is perfectly mastered and outlined.
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass performed live, showing all the preoperative and operative patient settings. The surgical technique is thoroughly explained.
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after gastric band removal
This video demonstrates the case of a 50-year-old woman with morbid obesity (BMI of 39). She had a gastric banding placed 7 years before, which became ineffective 3 years after the primary surgery, resulting in band removal 2 years ago.
A secondary bariatric surgery was scheduled, with the decision to perform a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This video shows the surgical technique, with special emphasis on dissection of the cardia and lesser curvature, where the anatomy is altered as a result of the previous band. An interesting technical point occurs during the creation of the jejunojejunostomy, where a perforation of the biliary loop is accidentally made during the EndoGIATM linear stapler introduction.
M Vix, C Lebares, M Ignat, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
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58 likes
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32:11
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after gastric band removal
This video demonstrates the case of a 50-year-old woman with morbid obesity (BMI of 39). She had a gastric banding placed 7 years before, which became ineffective 3 years after the primary surgery, resulting in band removal 2 years ago.
A secondary bariatric surgery was scheduled, with the decision to perform a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This video shows the surgical technique, with special emphasis on dissection of the cardia and lesser curvature, where the anatomy is altered as a result of the previous band. An interesting technical point occurs during the creation of the jejunojejunostomy, where a perforation of the biliary loop is accidentally made during the EndoGIATM linear stapler introduction.
Robot-assisted Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after band removal
Patients ask for a new weight loss surgical procedure after gastric band removal due to a lack of efficiency or to complications. Although gastric banding is a reversible procedure, perigastric adhesions located mostly in the upper part of the stomach can make new approaches to this area difficult.
We report the case of a woman who benefited from a gastric banding in 2006. This gastric band was removed in 2010. The patient developed a left subphrenic abscess, which was drained under CT-scan control postoperatively.
Two years after this procedure, the patient wishes to benefit from a new weight loss surgical procedure as she gained 10Kg since her gastric band removal. She has a BMI of 40 and presents with respiratory and rheumatological co-morbidities.
The preoperative work-up was uneventful, and this is particularly true for the esogastroduodenal contrast exam and the gastroscopy.
During the procedure, multiple omental parietal adhesions were found, as well as tight adhesions between the liver, the stomach, and the left crus.
Dissecting the stomach using a conventional approach was made difficult by the presence of these adhesions, and we had to perform an upper pole gastrectomy of the greater curvature in order to clearly identify the gastroesophageal junction’s anatomy. A complete dissection of the left subcardial area is necessary in order to prevent the formation of an excessively large gastric pouch, which could lead to a regain in weight.
This video covers the whole procedure in detail and highlights dissection challenges, which can occur in patients who had their gastric band removed.
The postoperative outcome was uneventful in this woman, with a significant weight loss at one year.
M Vix, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
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46 likes
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25:55
Robot-assisted Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after band removal
Patients ask for a new weight loss surgical procedure after gastric band removal due to a lack of efficiency or to complications. Although gastric banding is a reversible procedure, perigastric adhesions located mostly in the upper part of the stomach can make new approaches to this area difficult.
We report the case of a woman who benefited from a gastric banding in 2006. This gastric band was removed in 2010. The patient developed a left subphrenic abscess, which was drained under CT-scan control postoperatively.
Two years after this procedure, the patient wishes to benefit from a new weight loss surgical procedure as she gained 10Kg since her gastric band removal. She has a BMI of 40 and presents with respiratory and rheumatological co-morbidities.
The preoperative work-up was uneventful, and this is particularly true for the esogastroduodenal contrast exam and the gastroscopy.
During the procedure, multiple omental parietal adhesions were found, as well as tight adhesions between the liver, the stomach, and the left crus.
Dissecting the stomach using a conventional approach was made difficult by the presence of these adhesions, and we had to perform an upper pole gastrectomy of the greater curvature in order to clearly identify the gastroesophageal junction’s anatomy. A complete dissection of the left subcardial area is necessary in order to prevent the formation of an excessively large gastric pouch, which could lead to a regain in weight.
This video covers the whole procedure in detail and highlights dissection challenges, which can occur in patients who had their gastric band removed.
The postoperative outcome was uneventful in this woman, with a significant weight loss at one year.
Robot-assisted gastric band removal
Adjustable gastric banding (AGB) is one of the surgical treatment modalities for morbid obesity. Over the years, popularity for this treatment increased. It has been by far the most performed bariatric procedure for years in Europe and in the United States. Many gastric band removals are linked to complications and weight loss failure, indicating a new bariatric procedure for some of the patients. Complications after AGB are not uncommon and consist mainly of gastroesophageal reflux disease, pouch dilatation, slippage of the band, and intragastric migration. The failure of the gastric band is multifactorial. Gastric band removal does not preclude a new bariatric procedure (the most common procedure performed in our department is Roux en-Y gastric bypass), which is feasible in the same operative time but the 2-step approach is suitable. The new bariatric procedure offers adequate surgical outcomes and satisfactory results in terms of weight loss.
M Nedelcu, A D'Urso, HA Mercoli, M Vix, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
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36 likes
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08:14
Robot-assisted gastric band removal
Adjustable gastric banding (AGB) is one of the surgical treatment modalities for morbid obesity. Over the years, popularity for this treatment increased. It has been by far the most performed bariatric procedure for years in Europe and in the United States. Many gastric band removals are linked to complications and weight loss failure, indicating a new bariatric procedure for some of the patients. Complications after AGB are not uncommon and consist mainly of gastroesophageal reflux disease, pouch dilatation, slippage of the band, and intragastric migration. The failure of the gastric band is multifactorial. Gastric band removal does not preclude a new bariatric procedure (the most common procedure performed in our department is Roux en-Y gastric bypass), which is feasible in the same operative time but the 2-step approach is suitable. The new bariatric procedure offers adequate surgical outcomes and satisfactory results in terms of weight loss.
Stomal prolapse and parastomal incisional hernia treatment using laparoscopic Sugarbaker modified technique with intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair
Introduction: Prolapse stands for one of the most common complications of colostomy (>10%). Parastomal incisional hernia also represents 10 to 50% of complications. When both are present, the Sugarbaker technique represents a good indication due to mesh repair and pseudo-subperitonization, which can manage both prolapse and hernia. The laparoscopic modified Sugarbaker technique can be performed laparoscopically even in case of multiple previous laparotomies.
Clinical case: We report the case of a 71-year-old male patient presenting with parastomal incisional hernia and stomal prolapse after multiple abdominal procedures for ulcerative colitis, including rectosigmoidectomy, Hartmann procedure for anastomotic leak, left extended colectomy and stomal transposition for ischemic necrosis. An intra-abdominal proctectomy was attempted to manage the recurrence of colitis on the rectal stump. However, this attempt proved unsuccessful, and a local abdominoperineal resection was performed. Due to symptomatic hernia and prolapse, the laparoscopic Sugarbaker modified surgical technique with intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair is performed to manage prolapse by pseudo-subperitonization and to manage hernia using an IPOM repair. As shown in this video, this technique is safe, reproducible, and effective.
J Leroy, HA Mercoli, S Tzedakis, A D'Urso, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
2011 views
98 likes
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10:54
Stomal prolapse and parastomal incisional hernia treatment using laparoscopic Sugarbaker modified technique with intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair
Introduction: Prolapse stands for one of the most common complications of colostomy (>10%). Parastomal incisional hernia also represents 10 to 50% of complications. When both are present, the Sugarbaker technique represents a good indication due to mesh repair and pseudo-subperitonization, which can manage both prolapse and hernia. The laparoscopic modified Sugarbaker technique can be performed laparoscopically even in case of multiple previous laparotomies.
Clinical case: We report the case of a 71-year-old male patient presenting with parastomal incisional hernia and stomal prolapse after multiple abdominal procedures for ulcerative colitis, including rectosigmoidectomy, Hartmann procedure for anastomotic leak, left extended colectomy and stomal transposition for ischemic necrosis. An intra-abdominal proctectomy was attempted to manage the recurrence of colitis on the rectal stump. However, this attempt proved unsuccessful, and a local abdominoperineal resection was performed. Due to symptomatic hernia and prolapse, the laparoscopic Sugarbaker modified surgical technique with intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair is performed to manage prolapse by pseudo-subperitonization and to manage hernia using an IPOM repair. As shown in this video, this technique is safe, reproducible, and effective.
Laparoscopic enucleation of a pancreatic tumor: posterior approach
We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with a hypervascularized lesion at the posterior aspect of the pancreatic tail, which is evocative of an endocrine tumor of the pancreas. We decided to perform a laparoscopic enucleation of this tumor using a posterior approach. The patient is positioned in a right lateral decubitus. The intervention begins with the opening of the posterior mesogastrium, which allows to tilt the entire splenopancreatic block to the right. The tumor located on the posterior aspect clearly appears. An enucleation of the tumor is then performed using the monopolar cautery hook. In order to facilitate the lesion's exposure, a traction suture will be placed. This helps to expose the tumor. The inferior border of the tumor is freed from the splenic vein and the monopolar hook allows to perform a step-by-step enucleation. An intrapancreatic freeing of the lesion's deep plane is achieved using the Sonicision™ device. The tumor is placed into a bag and extracted through a port. The extemporaneous exam confirms the diagnosis of an endocrine tumor. Hemostasis is controlled. The splenopancreatic block is put back in its original anatomical position. There is no pancreatic fistula. The patient is discharged on postoperative day 5. The final diagnosis confirms a G1 endocrine tumor.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, D Ntourakis, H Jeddou, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
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45 likes
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11:04
Laparoscopic enucleation of a pancreatic tumor: posterior approach
We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with a hypervascularized lesion at the posterior aspect of the pancreatic tail, which is evocative of an endocrine tumor of the pancreas. We decided to perform a laparoscopic enucleation of this tumor using a posterior approach. The patient is positioned in a right lateral decubitus. The intervention begins with the opening of the posterior mesogastrium, which allows to tilt the entire splenopancreatic block to the right. The tumor located on the posterior aspect clearly appears. An enucleation of the tumor is then performed using the monopolar cautery hook. In order to facilitate the lesion's exposure, a traction suture will be placed. This helps to expose the tumor. The inferior border of the tumor is freed from the splenic vein and the monopolar hook allows to perform a step-by-step enucleation. An intrapancreatic freeing of the lesion's deep plane is achieved using the Sonicision™ device. The tumor is placed into a bag and extracted through a port. The extemporaneous exam confirms the diagnosis of an endocrine tumor. Hemostasis is controlled. The splenopancreatic block is put back in its original anatomical position. There is no pancreatic fistula. The patient is discharged on postoperative day 5. The final diagnosis confirms a G1 endocrine tumor.