Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
(Nice, France, June 28-July 1, 2000)
j. mouiel • a. montori


It is my pleasure and a true privilege to present the proceedings of the 8th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Other Interventional Techniques held in Nice-France from June 28-July 1, 2000.

The logo of the EAES Nice 2000 congress was "Let’s invent the future for evidence-based lap surgery". Indeed, there is a time to invent, but after innovation comes assessment, the main goal of our association to define the best procedures in minimal invasive surgery for routine practice.

Three "news" summarize the organization of the EAES NICE 2000 congress:

- new technologies, developed in all areas of the body – "from head to toe" – including allied technologies, virtual reality and robots;

- new information including transmission, either by phone or satellite, to diffuse increasing knowledge in endoscopic surgery all over the world;

- new partnership with a large technology exhibit organized as a live show where surgeons will present the latest procedures promoting on the sport exchanges between the "inventors" and the "users".

The EAES philosophy must be reminded: "hightech surgery what for? to help mankind". That means hightech surgery shoud improve the quality of life withtout inflicting harm at lowest cost, to be used not only in hightech countries but also in developing countries where their benefits should be most useful.

With my co-editor A. MONTORI, E.A.E.S. President, I thank Monduzzi Editore International Proceedings Division for their help and support in publising this E.A.E.S. volume.

Nice was nice and made you happy in lap and life.

Pr J. MOUIEL, M.D., F.A.C.S.



Anaesthesia a Patho-Physiology

Ventilatory Changes During Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy
Š. Hasukić, D. Mešić, E. Dizdarević, D. Keser, N. Kadrić,
F. Paši
ć and S. Hadžiselimović 

Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
D. Mešić, Š. Hasukić, E. Dizdarević, N. Kadrić, S. Hadžiselimović and L. Džambić 

Arthroscopy and Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery

Endoscopic Retroperitoneal Approach of the Lumbar Spine from L1 to L5
J.C. Le Huec and E. Lesprit 

Complications in Endoscopic Surgery

Iatrogenic Lesions of the Bile Duct – an Old Problem. New Aspectsin the Laparoscopic Era
H. Feussner, M. Baumgartner, H.D. Allescher, J. Harms and J.R. Siewert 

Pitfalls and Complications in Laparoscopic Splenectomy
E.M. Targarona and M. Trias 

Pitfalls and Complications in Abdominal Wall and Gastrointestinal Laparoscopic Surgery
S. Uranüs, J. Pfeifer, Q. Xia, P. Kohek, L. Kronberger and A. Fingerhut

Classification and Treatment of Bile Duct Lesions Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
S.C. Schmidt, W.O. Bechstein, R. Raakow, A. Adler, R.E. Hintze and P. Neuhaus 

Complications of the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
W. Zegarski, W. Szczesny, A. Kapala and Z. Mackiewicz 

Emergency Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic Surgery for Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernias
R.A. Lang, T.P. Hüttl and G. Meyer 

Laparoscopy for the Acute Abdomen and Trauma
W.D. Majewski 

Endoscopic Surgery for Oesophageal Diseases

Laparoscopic Approach to Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticula
R. Rosati, U. Fumagalli, S. Bona, M. Zago, E. Meroni, P. Omodei, R. Barbera and A. Peracchia 

Laparoscopic Treatment of Cardiac Achalasia: Initial Experience
M. El-Meteini, R. El-Raifay and M. Osman 

Late Stage Achalasia: Excellent Early Outcome After Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Anterior Hemifundoplication (DOR)
J. Traber, N. Helmy and O. Schöb 

Flexible Endoscopy

Upper Gastrointestinal Video-Endoscopy During Minimally Access Surgery for Benign Esophageal Disorders
L. Bonavina, C. Siardi, R. Incarbone, L. Tognini and A. Peracchia 

Urgent Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreaticography
P. Piskać, J. Leypold, I. Piskaćová, L. Hnízdil and O. Riebel 

Endoscopic Treatment of Anastomotic Leakage after Low Anterior Resection of the Rectum
J. Reinmiedl, S. Schinkel, F.W. Spelsberg, R. Merkle,
G. Meyer and F.W. Schildberg 

Imaging Techniques and Interventional Procedures

Indications and Results of Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
E.M. Targarona and M. Trias 

A Retrospective Analysis of High Resolution CT Cholangiography for Choledocholithiasis
A.E. Agaba, A. Paddon, N. Chaudhary, P.C. Sedman, C.M.S. Royston, D.J. Breen and K.R. Wedgwood 

Laparoscopic Gallbladder and Biliary Surgery

Principles of Safety in Lap-Cholecystectomy
J. Mouiel 

Evidence Based Laparoscopic Surgery for Routine Practice: Diverticulitis – Indications
J.R.T. Monson and B.J. Mehigan 

Laparoscopic or Open Cholecystectomy in the Elderly?
C. Vagenas, D. Lymberopoulou, D. Karavias and K.S. Filos 

Cholecystogastric Fistulae: Laparoscopic Approach
F. Giuliante, M. Vellone, F. D’Acapito,
C. Cavicchioni and G. Nuzzo 

Gallbladder Carcinoma Before and After Introducing Endoscopic Surgical Tehnique
B. Hrečkovski, K. Raguž, V. Jerković, D. Kraljik, J. Samardžić, M. Mirković and M. Rupčić 

Complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Experience after 300 Surgeries
N. Kadrić, D. Mešić, S. Hasukić, S. Hadžiselimović, V. Bojanić, Z. Aljić, F. Pašić and Z. Jerkić 

Indication of Laparoscopic Choledocholithotomy
Hitonobu Moriya and Susumu Yamaguchi 

Laparoscopic Cholecistectomy in Cirrhotic Patients
C.M.M. Muto, S. Lillo, G. Verrengia, L. Esposito and V. Schiavone 

Role of ERCP, MRCP and Laparoscopic Exploration of Common Biliary Duct
V. Neri, A. Ambrosi, G. Di Lauro, R. Melino and T.P. Valentino 

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Obese Patients
F. Puglisi, P. Capuano, M. De Fazio, G. Martines, V. Memeo, G. Carravetta, G. Garruti, P. Trerotoli, L. Bruno and F. Verzillo

Sequential ERCP and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for the Treatment of Cholecystocholedocholithiasis
C. Franciosi, R. Caprotti, G. Porta, S. De Fina, G. Colombo, G. Real, F. Romano, F. Musco, A. Lomazzi and F. Uggeri 

Thermal Spread with Various Modalities on Different Tissues
B. Descottes, S. Durand-Fontanier, M. Sodji and A. Deleuze 

Quantitative Hepatobiliary Scintigraphic Evaluation on the Biliary Motility After Endoscopic Sphincterotomy
E.A. Ivanov, G.A. Davidov and V.K. Romagin 

Recurrence of Carcinoma Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report
D. Korolija, S. Tadic, Z. Rajkovic, M. Huis and M. Kopjar 

The Comparision Between Laparoscopic Findings and Hystological Results After Laparoscopic Appendectomies
A. Martinsons, L. Feldmane, P. Vaganovs and J. Gardovskis 

Short and Long Term Results of Laparoscopic CBD Stones Treatment in 273 Consecutive Unselected Patients
E. Lezoche, A.M. Paganini, F. Feliciotti, M. Guerrieri, A. Tamburini, E. Beltrami and F. Carlei 

Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery

Laparoscopic Staging of Gastric Carcinoma; Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications
R. Persiani, V. Pende, A. Picciocchi, L. Petito and D.M. D’ugo 

Laparoscopic Treatment of Benign Gastric Tumors
R. Vincenti, F. Pacifico, D. Scrocco, L. Fiorito and D. De Rienzo

Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

Liver Hydatid Disease: Tunisian Experience
C. Dziri 

Laparoscopic Treatment of Nonparasitic Liver Cysts
F.P. Mattioli 

Laparoscopic Treatment of Hepatic Hydatid Disease
V.V. Grubnik, S.G. Chetverikov, P. Sharma, V. Kumar and S.A. Nidary 

Laparoscopic Fenestration of Polycystic Liver Disease
S. Savio, M. Golia and M. Consonni 

Laparoscopic Paediatric Surgery

Laparoscopic Bowel Injuries in Children
J.S. Valla, E. Trevino, A. Demay and H. Steyaert 

Videolaparoscopy in Children: Cardiocirculatory Changes
A. Gentili, C.M. Iannettone, A. Pigna, E. Iannella, M. Lima, L. Bacchi and S. Baroncini 

Laparoscopic Surgery of Diaphragmatic Diseases In Children
M. Lima, M. Dòmini, M. Libri, M. Bertozzi, V. Lauro, F. Tekie,
A. Gentili and C. Tonini 

Use of Radially Expandable Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Access Devices in the Pediatric Population
S.S. Rothenberg, K.E. Georgeson, J.M. DeCou, E.C. Downey, C.M. Harmon, G. Raschbaum, D. Moores and M.S. Chaet

Laparoscopic Spleen Surgery

Indications and Results of Preoperative Imaging for Detection of Bile Duct Stones
E.M. Targarona 

Laparoscopic Versus Open Splenectomy: A Comparative Study
C. Franciosi, R. Caprotti, F. Romano, G. Porta, G. Real, G. Colombo and F. Uggeri 

Laparoscopic Treatment of Gerd

Endoscopic Gastroplasty for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
P.-O. Park and C.P. Swain 

Laparoscopic Partial Posterior Vs. Total Fundoplication in Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) with Oesophageal Dismotility. Short Term Results of a Prospective Study
G.P. Ferulano, S. La Manna, S. Dilillo, A. Forgione, L. Vanni,
R. Brunaccino, R. Lionetti and M. D’Ambra 

Laparoscopy in Gynaecology

Technical Limits of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: How to Manage?
S. Landi, R. Zaccoletti, C. Tricolore, F. Mattace Raso and L. Minelli 

A Mini-Invasive Technique for Axillary Lymphadenectomy in Early
Breast Cancer
L. Cangiotti, L. Taglietti, P. Tirro and P. Re 

Endoscopically Assisted Wide Excision with Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Early Breast Cancer
Makoto Kato, Masahiro Kitagawa, Yuen Nakase, Yoshimasa Ebihara,
Rie Yasuoka, Mamoru Masuyama and Shinsuke Watanabe 

Laparoscopic Construction of Artificial Vagina with Sigmoid Colon Autograft
M. Kucher, Y. Baltaitis and V. Grubnik 

Minimal Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Left Colectomy for Sigmoiditis
Ph. Espalieu, J. Boulez and M.C. Blanchet 

Treatment of Diverticular Disease
L. Köhler 

Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM), a Welcome Option for Local Excision of Rectal Cancer Following Preoperative Radiation or Chemoirradiation
J. Marks, G. Marks, M. Mohiuddin and L. Masoni 

Laparoscopic Lateral Node Dissection for Rectal Cancer
G. Cutini, G. Musolino, M. Nestori, M. Sartelli, G.C. Gesuelli and G. Carestia 

Clinical Evaluation of Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer in 32 Cases
F. Hata, F. Furuhata, S. Kitagawa, T. Yasoshima, T. Honma,
T. Ohmura and K. Hirata 

Treatment of Isolated Anorectal Bleeding
J. Pfeifer and S. Uranüs 

Minimal Invasive Endocrine Surgery

Videoscopic Parathyroidectomy by Complete Lateral Approach
J-F. Henry, M. Iacobone, M. Raffaelli and E. Mirallie 

Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy: Report of an Initial Experience
P. Miccoli, P. Berti, M. Raffaelli, G. Materazzi, M. Conte and D. Galleri 

Minimal Invasive Therapy for Malignant Pancreatic Disease
M.A. Roethlin 

Study of Injuries to Recurrent Laryngeal Nerves Inflicted in the Course of Operations on the Goiter Performed in the Surgical Clinic of Toruñ in the Years of 1990-98
M. Jackowski, J. Piątkowski, J. Szeliga, M. Załucki and W. Jędrzejczyk 

Minimal Invasive Video-Assisted Partial and Total Thyroidectomy: Feasibility and Current Indications
M. Mourad, J. Malaise, N. Saab, V. Lacroix, Ch. Ngongang, Ch. Daumerie and J.P. Squifflet 

Role of Endoscopy in Pre- and Postoperative Management of Laryngo-Tracheal Resection
C. Piazza, M. Giudice, G. Peretti and S. Cavaliere 

Lateral Transperitoneal Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Adrenal Tomours
L. Piazza, G. Marino, M. Scardilli, A.V. Sgroi, P. Caragliano, G. Leotta and G. Giannone 

Gasless Endoscopic Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Y. Usui, S. Sasaki, N. Tanaka and S. Nomura 

Minimal InvasiveHernia Surgery

Short-Term Results of Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
D. Berger, A. Müller and M. Bientzle 

TEP Inguinal Hernia Repair Using Non-Stapled Anatomical Slit Mesh: Prospective Study in 100 Patients After One Year
B. Detruit 

Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy in Treatment of Postoperative Hernias
A. Modrzejewski, T. Hamera, M. Halczak and M. Śledź 

Videolaparoscopic Repair of the Abdominal Wall Defects
F. Schenardi, C. Di Somma, M. Ricci, P. Caregnato, G. Ferrando, P. Barabino, A. Distefano, M. Faggioni, A. Gualdi and P.L. Santi 

Minimal Invasive Urology

The Laparoscopic Treatment of the Varicocele as Gold Standard Procedure
G. d’Ecclesia and R. Coppola

Gasless Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Varicocele Ligation: Comparison with Transperitoneal Laparoscoric Approach and Open Varicocelectomy
A.G. Papatsoris, A. Apostolopoulos, F. Karvelas and P. Dimopoulos 

Minimal Invasive Vascular Surgery

Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Vein Surgery (SEPS): How and Why
J. Panneton and P. Gloviczki 

SEPS (Subfascial Endoscopic Perforating Veins Sectioning)
L. Vanni, G.P. Ferulano, A. Forgione, A.A. Jamshidi, S. Dilillo, R. Brunaccino, R. Lionetti and G. Cristinzio 


Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: The Learning Curve
D. Provost, D. Scott and D. Jones 

Laparoscopic Mason-Mclean Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (LVBG)
in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity: Our Experience
U. Parini, M. Salval, R. Allieta and R. Brachet Contul 

Technology and MIS

The Biointelligence Age: Surgery After the Information Age
R. Satava 

Patenting Inventions in the Field of Medical Technology
A. von Hellfeld 

Digital Video in Laparoscopy: New M-JPEG System
R. Campagnacci, F. Feliciotti, A.M. Paganini, M. Guerrieri, A. Tamburini, C. Rossi, S. Perretta and E. Lezoche

Long Distance Teleconsultation and Mentoring
R. Campagnacci, F. Feliciotti, A.M. Paganini, M. Guerrieri, A. Tamburini, S. Perretta and E. Lezoche 

Experience with a Clamp-Like Bipolar Coagulation Scissors in Laparoscopic Surgery
J.P. Eitenmüller and K.H. Bigalke 

Veress Needle with Optical Protective Shield. A New Safety System in MIC
S.R. Riek, T. Gaiselmann, K.-H Bachmann, G. Bartzke, G.F. Buess, R. Kurek, A. Endress, K. Marzusch and D. Wallwiener 

Improved Usability of a New Handle Design for Laparoscopic Dissection Forceps
M.A. Van Veelen, R.H.M. Goossens, D.W. Meijer, C.J. Snijders and J.J. Jacobs 

New Ergonomic Design Criteria for Handles of Laparoscopic Dissection Forceps
M.A. Van Veelen, R.H.M. Goossens, D.W. Meijer and C.J. Snijders

Surgical Navigation in Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery – Personal Experience
C. Yañez, K. Contreras and B. Nurko 

Virtual Reality Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Q. Xia, G. Höbarth, M. Yanik, G. Bretthauer and S. Uranüs 

A New Suture Technique for Endoscopic Surgery – First Experiences
B. Kipfmüller and K. Kipfmüller 

Thoracoscopic Surgery

Thoracoscopic Staging in Patients with Lung Cancer
Y. Kita, Y. Kageyama, S. Ohi, Y. Ito, K. Matsushita, T. Takahashi, K. Suzuki and T. Kazui 

Thoracoscopic Surgery for Rare Diseases of Lymph Node
Y. Kita, Y. Kageyama, S. Ohi, Y. Ito, K. Matsushita, T. Takahashi, K. Suzuki and T. Kazui 

The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Videothorascopic Surgery
C. Pecis, E. Stringhi, M. Giovilli, P.L. Bellandi, M.E. Barzaghi, A. Preziosi and E.M. Bortolani 

Videothoracoscopic Treatment of Secondary Chylothorax
S. Sanna, S. Folli, D. Lelli, M. Mengozzi and D. Dell’Amore 

Thoracoscopic Treatment of Malignant Pleural Effusion and Dissemination. – Perfusion Hyperthermo-Chemotherapy –
K. Suzuki, Y. Kita, Y. Ito, T. Takahashi, AHM. Bashar and T. Kazui 

Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis Using Optical Surgical Obturator
T. Takahashi, K. Suzuki, Y. Kita, Y. Ito, K. Matsushita and T. Kazui 

Endoscopic Treatment of Anastomotic Stenosis or Insufficiency after Lung Transplantation
F.W. Spelsberg, J. Reinmiedl, C. Müller, R. Merkle, S. Schinkel and F.W. Schildberg 

Tissue Approximation in MIS

The Use of Tissue Adhesives in Laparoscopic Surgery
T. Kotsifas, P. Vamvakas, C. Mouhasiris, G. Spiropolou, J. Eythimiou and K. Alexiou 

Closure of Cutaneous Laparoscopic Wounds Using Butil-2-Cianoacrylate
C.M.M. Muto, S. Lillo, G. Verrengia, L. Esposito and V. Schiavone 

Training and Social Issues in MIS

A Yemeni Audit About 644 Laparoscopic Procedures
A. Al-Hadrani, E. Holman, M. Al-Akmaer, A. Al-Washali and A. Galil Makki 

Follow Up and Quality of Life
C. Desaive 

Improving Operative Performance with a Laparoscopic Skills Training Curriculum
D. Scott and D. Jones 

The Choice of the Trocar - A Decisive Factor?
F.E. Klee, B.R. Osswald and St. Wysocki 

A New Innovative Traction Technique for Laparoscopic Surgery
T. Mori, Y. Ikeda, K. Okamoto and T. Yasumitsu 


The Videolaparoscopic Appendicectomy with Pediatric Instruments

C. Pecis, E. Stringhi, M. Giovilli, P.L. Bellandi, A. Preziosi, M.E. Barzaghi and E.M. Bortolani 

Laparoscopic Staging in Surgical Oncology
C. Boselli, G. Trebuchet, A. Bufalari, F. De Santis, R. Cirocchi and G. Giustozzi 

Is Kugel Herniorraphy an Option to Laparoscopic Hernia Repair?
Çağatay Çıfter, Osman Doğru, Zıya Çetınkaya, Yavuz Selım İlhan, Nurullah Bülbüller and Mehmet Alı Akkuş 

Tension-Free Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Retrospective Study on 3000 Cases in One Center
P. Chastan 

New Approach in the Treatment of Hemorrhoids
M.G. Cioroiu, F. Vladimir and R.D. Laraja 

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