The Newest Trends in Abdominal Surgery Techniques

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Surgery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 260

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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, The University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia, FG, Italy
Interests: robotic surgery; laparoscopic surgery; pancreatic cancer; hepatocarcinoma; thyroid surgery; colorectal surgery

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Department of Medical and Advanced Surgical Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 80131 Naples, NA, Italy
Interests: surgical oncology; abdominal surgery; laparoscopic surgery; general surgery; minimally invasive surgery; colorectal surgery; hernia surgery; gastrointestinal surgery
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Dear Colleagues,

Abdominal surgery is a field that, in recent years, has made much use of technological progress, with further improvements in minimally invasive approaches which, in many cases, now represent a standard.

Minimally invasive surgery continues to be an active area of experimental and clinical research in abdominal surgery.

Robot-assisted surgery is an advanced form of MIS (minimally invasive surgery), and the increasing competition regarding new surgical robots may also spread the robotic approach in non-oncological fields. Innovative techniques such as single-port surgery or Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) have recently been developed to improve postoperative outcomes. In addition to minimally invasive surgery and robotics, other technical aids are continuously being developed; for example, fluorescent imaging with Indocyanine Green (ICG). Fluorescence with ICG is an emerging technique representing an effective tool in surgeons' decision making, and its possible applications in abdominal surgery are fluorescence angiography to assess the perfusion of the tissues, the identification of organs such as the ureter or urethra in pelvic surgery, and its use in lymph node dissection, allowing better detection of lymphatic drainage.

Dr. Mario Pacilli
Dr. Claudio Gambardella
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • laparoscopy
  • NOTES
  • near-infrared fluorescence
  • robotic surgery
  • indocyanine green
  • abdominal surgery
  • minimal access surgery
  • new robotic platform
  • single-port

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