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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 373-374
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery and conventional laparoscopic treatment of varicocele


1 Medical Center, Shantou, China
2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

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Date of Web Publication17-Oct-2014
 

How to cite this article:
Tin SS, Wiwantikit V. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery and conventional laparoscopic treatment of varicocele. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2014;11:373-4

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Tin SS, Wiwantikit V. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery and conventional laparoscopic treatment of varicocele. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 17];11:373-4. Available from: http://www.afrjpaedsurg.org/text.asp?2014/11/4/373/143192
Sir,

We would like to discuss on the publication on "single-incision laparoscopic surgery and conventional laparoscopic treatment of varicocele." [1] As report by Marte et al., "the safety integrity level (SIL-V) procedure is safe and effective and allows fast and efficient isolation of the vascular bundle." [1] In fact, SIL-V procedure might be a good alternative. However, there are some concerns on SIL-V procedure. First, it should be noted that the case selection must be well-done. Sometimes, the failure of SIL-V procedure is possible, and this need the "conversion to conventional laparoscopic surgery." [2],[3] In addition, the postoperative undersigned outcomes can be seen in some cases. Sherif et al. reported that important sequalae were "persistent varicocele (10%) and hydrocele (10%)." [3] Sherif et al. concluded that "using specially designed ports and instruments in selected patients" [3] were required for success of the procedure. [3]

 
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Marte A, Pintozzi L, Cavaiuolo S, Parmeggiani P. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery and conventional laparoscopic treatment of varicocele in adolescents: Comparison between two techniques. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2014;11:201-5.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Tam YH, Lee KH, Sihoe JD, Chan KW, Cheung ST, Pang KK. Initial experience in children using conventional laparoscopic instruments in single-incision laparoscopic surgery. J Pediatr Surg 2010;45:2381-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Sherif H, El-Tabey M, Abo-Taleb A, Abdelbaky A. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery in urology. Curr Urol 2012;6:8-14.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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Prof. Sim Sai Tin
Medical Center, Shantou
China
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.143192

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