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Mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy with the MiniLap® percutaneous surgical system: a series of 32 patients

Authors Sapalidis K, Kosmidis C, Michalopoulos N, Laskou S, Pavlidis E, Mantalovas S, Giannakidis D, Amaniti A, Koulouris C, Katsaounis A, Munteanu AC, Surlin V, Zarogoulidis P, Kesisoglou I

Received 30 April 2018

Accepted for publication 25 July 2018

Published 20 September 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 369—371


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Konstantinos Sapalidis,1 Christoforos Kosmidis,1 Nikos Michalopoulos,1 Stylianni Laskou,1 Efstathios Pavlidis,1 Stelios Mantalovas,1 Dimitrios Giannakidis,1 Aikaterini Amaniti,1 Charilaos Koulouris,1 Athanasios Katsaounis,1 Alexandru C Munteanu,1 Valeriou Surlin,1 Paul Zarogoulidis,2 Isaak Kesisoglou1

1Third Department of Surgery, AHEPA Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; 2Pulmonary-Oncology Department, “Theageneio” Cancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Background: In recent years, mini-laparoscopic procedures are gaining the preference of most surgeons due to their potentially better surgical outcomes. The Mini Lap Percutaneous Surgical System with MiniGrip® Handle is currently the less invasive instrument and can be applied to a wide range of operations. The current paper presents its application on percutaneous laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Materials and methods: From January 2017 to June 2017, 32 patients underwent percutaneous laparoscopic cholecystectomy with the MiniLap® system. All operations were performed by the same surgical team.
Results: No conversions and no overall complications were reported. Drainage were not necessary. Mean surgical time was 35 minutes, while patients were released in <24 hours after the operation.
Conclusion: The MiniLap system with the use of the mini grip handle seems to sustain the benefits of performing laparoscopically. However, further trials should be conducted so as to establish its safety on cholecystectomies.

Keywords: cholecystectomy, minimally invasive surgery, MiniGrip handle, percutaneous cholecystectomy, mini-laparoscopy

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