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Laparoscopic surgery

S. Rawat, L. Horgan and C. M. S. Royston

in Operative Surgery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198510567
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728327 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198510567.003.0009

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Laparoscopic surgery

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Laparoscopic staging for abdominal malignancies 324

Laparoscopic splenectomy 326

Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair 328

Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication 332

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 336

Laparoscopic appendicectomy 342

Obesity surgery 346

Laparoscopy is an effective and useful tool for the diagnosis and staging of abdominal malignancies. Staging is of paramount importance in planning treatment for localized and advanced disease. It is imperative to accurately identify those patients with a potentially resectable, localized tumour and those patients with advanced disease or distant metastasis. Despite improvements in preoperative staging with dynamic computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic ultrasonography, unexpected liver or peritoneal metastases are found in 10–20% of patients with oesophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancer. The need for laparotomy can therefore be obviated in these patients....

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Subjects: Surgery

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