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PREPRINT RELEASE: Rives-Stoppa Retromuscular Repair for Incisional Hernia


Rives-Stoppa Retromuscular Repair for Incisional Hernia
Massachusetts General Hospital

Peter Fagenholz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Katherine Albutt, MD
Resident Physician
Harvard Medical School

In this case, Dr. Peter Fagenholz at MGH performs a ventral incisional hernia repair on a 76-year-old female who developed a hernia following a right colectomy for colon cancer.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Suture Rectopexy with Culdoplasty, Vaginal Wall Repair, and Perineorrhaphy


Laparoscopic Suture Rectopexy with Culdoplasty, Vaginal Wall Repair, and Perineorrhaphy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Emily C. Von Bargen, DO
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Associate Fellowship Director
Harvard Medical School

The patient in this case is an 87-year-old female with rectal prolapse. She had minimal constipation and minimal incontinence, and anorectal manometry revealed low rectal pressures. Gynecological POP-Q exam showed mostly posterior prolapse and some apical prolapse, and urodynamic testing was negative. Defecography revealed an enterocele. Here, Dr. Bordeianou and Dr. Von Bargen discuss the decision-making process when treating rectal prolapse and perform a laparoscopic suture rectopexy with culdoplasty, vaginal wall repair, and perineorrhaphy with levator plication.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Left Lumpectomy with Wireless Seed Localization


Left Lumpectomy with Wireless Seed Localization
Massachusetts General Hospital

Michelle C. Specht, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

On screening mammogram, the patient in this case was found to have ductal carcinoma in situ with calcifications and an area of concern measuring around 2.5 cm. In this video, Dr. Specht performs and narrates a left lumpectomy and explains how to use wireless seed localization in order to more accurately excise the affected area and reduce the risk of recurrence.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Open Umbilical Hernia Repair


Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Open Umbilical Hernia Repair
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Noelle N. Saillant, MD
Instructor in Surgery

Thomas O’Donnell, MD
Resident Physician

Naomi Sell, MD
Research Fellow

In this case, Dr. Saillant performs a laparoscopic appendectomy on a 24-year-old female who initially presented with perforated appendicitis that was managed conservatively with antibiotics. The patient elected for an interval appendectomy scheduled 6-8 weeks following her presentation. She also had an umbilical hernia, which was repaired upon removal of the laparoscopic ports.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pancreatic Debridement via Sinus Tract Endoscopy


Pancreatic Debridement via Sinus Tract Endoscopy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Peter Fagenholz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A patient who was involved in a motor vehicle accident developed large peripancreatic fluid collections and eventually had percutaneous drainage of those collections. In this video, Dr. Peter Fagenholz at MGH performs a pancreatic debridement utilizing sinus tract endoscopy after this patient’s necrotic collection had persisted for weeks.

PUBLISHED: Whipple Procedure for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia of the Pancreas

Whipple Procedure for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia of the Pancreas
Keith Lillemoe, MD
Surgeon in Chief
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Participate in a masterclass with MGH Chief of Surgery, Dr. Keith Lillemoe, as he performs and narrates a complete Whipple procedure in the latest video-article published by JOMI.

The Whipple procedure, or pancreaticoduodenectomy, is most notably known for its use in the treatment of cancer that is confined to the head of the pancreas. Because of the intricate blood supply between the pancreas, duodenum, gallbladder, and common bile duct, these structures must be resected along with the head of the pancreas. The remaining structures must then be carefully and precisely anastomosed in order to preserve digestive functioning.

This procedure is a complex and difficult operation that can have serious risks; however, it is responsible for saving countless lives.

 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Denise W. Gee, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A female patient presented with a few months of abdominal pain following the eating of fatty foods. Imaging showed gallbladder sludge, small stones, or potentially a polyp. Here, Dr. Denise W. Gee performs a laparoscopic cholecystectomy to alleviate these symptoms. #MGH #generalsurgery #gallbladder #cholecystectomy

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Right Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Hodin, MD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

In this case, a 58-year-old female was found to have hyperaldosteronism, and a CT scan revealed bilateral cortical adenomas. Here, Dr. Richard Hodin, MD, walks the viewer through the analysis of adrenal vein sampling and performs a right laparoscopic adrenalectomy at MGH.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava: Resection and Reconstruction

Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava: Resection and Reconstruction
Massachusetts General Hospital
Madhukar S. Patel, MD, MBA, ScM

Department of Surgery, MGH
Jahan Mohebali, MD, MPH
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, MGH
Parsia A. Vagefi, MD, FACS
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, MGH
Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH, FACS
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, MGH

A woman presented with back pain, and when biopsied, she was found to have an inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma - specifically involving the infrahepatic vena cava, the origin of the left renal vein, and the hilum of the right kidney. After undergoing preoperative proton beam radiation, the patient has her tumor resected en bloc by Dr. Vagefi and Dr. Haynes. They will also reconstruct the vena cava with a ringed synthetic graft covered by an omental pedicle flap.