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Introduction: The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has led the surgical society to new challenges in the operating theatre. Aerosolization during laparoscopic interventions in Covid-19 patients may pose an increased risk to surgical staff and patients.

Methods: We briefly review the inconceivably fast emerging studies for laparoscopy during the Covid-19 era and announce our practical method of surgical plume filtration during laparoscopic procedures of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) positive patients.

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Bariatric Surgery is Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic
Abdulzahra Hussain, David Kerrigan, Ameet Patel, Avril Chang, Sasindran Ramar, Mohammad Iqbal Hussain, Shafiq Javed, Muhammed Qutayba Almerie, Siba Senapati, Michael Van den Bossche, Ali Alhamdani, Chetan Parmar, Rishi Singhal, Sashi Yeluri, Peter Vasas, Nehemiah Samuel, Srinivasan Balchandra, John Finney, Katie Kirk, Shamsi EL-Hasani
Express Communications, Sept 2021
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-26-3-387
Read article Background: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has massively affected bariatric surgical practises across the world. Aim: This report aims to show the effects of the pandemic on bariatric practices in the UK during the early phase of the pandemic.

Methods: Bariatric surgeons in United Kingdom (UK) were contacted; seven bariatric units and 20 collaborators agreed to participate in this project. The data includes patientsâ?? demographics, type and number of operations, bariatric endoscopic procedures, management of complications, emergency and revis....[more]
The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Acute Appendicitis Treatment in a Portuguese District Hospital
Eduarda Gonçalves, Nuno Gonçalves, José Miguel Pereira, Sandra Martins, Joaquim Costa Pereira
Express Communications, Sept 2021
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-26-3-347
Read article Background: The COVID-19 pandemic created an enormous burden on global health systems by decreasing health care access and delaying care. Acute appendicitis (AA) is one of the most common surgical emergencies worldwide. Our goal was to determine if patients treated for AA during the pandemic period had more morbidity.

Methods: A retrospective study was conducted including patients with AA, from a two-months period in 2020 and a control group from a homologous period in 2019. These groups were compared regarding demographics, surgical findings, surgical and posto....[more]
Unusual Histopathological Findings: Analysis of 1870 Appendectomies
Sandra Lopez Gordo, Ricard Frago, Ana Galvez, Esther Kreisler, Sebastiano Biondo
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-26-3-366
Read article Background: The appendiceal disease is a frequent entity, with a non-negligible number of malignancies. There is an association of synchronous appendiceal tumors with other malignancies. The aim of our study is to analyze the number of cases of non-inflammatory appendiceal disease with unusual histopathological findings of appendix samples. Secondary aims are to analyze the recurrence and mortality of appendicular tumors.

Methods: A retrospective cohort study of all the appendectomy specimens in a period of time of 5 years was performed.

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Anastomotic Leak in Colorectal Cancer Surgery: From Diagnosis to Management or Failure - A Retrospective Cohort Study
Nuno Rama, Diana Parente, Cândida G. Silva, Miguel Neves, Nuno Figueiredo, Paulo Alves, Paulo Clara, Sandra Amado, Óscar Lourenço, Maria Pedro Guarino, Anabela Rocha, Fernando Castro-Poças, João Pimentel
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-26-3-336
Read article Background: Anastomotic leakage (AL) after colorectal resections is a common surgical experience and the most frequent major adverse outcome. Early recognition of AL is critical to reduce mortality. We aim to evaluate the incidence, diagnostic criteria, morbidity, and mortality related with AL.

Methods: This is a cohort, descriptive retrospective, single-centred study of consecutive patients who underwent surgery with a colorectal anastomosis for colorectal cancer, over a 4-year period (2013-2016).

Results: From 2013 to 2016, a total of 480 patien....[more]
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