C Palanivelu

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Affiliation: GEM Hospital
Country: India

Publications

  1. ncbi Laparoscopic sutured closure with mesh reinforcement of incisional hernias
    C Palanivelu
    Department of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, Tamilnadu, India
    Hernia 11:223-8. 2007
  2. doi Laparoscopic repair of diastasis recti using the 'Venetian blinds' technique of plication with prosthetic reinforcement: a retrospective study
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Hernia 13:287-92. 2009
  3. doi NOTES: Transvaginal endoscopic cholecystectomy in humans-preliminary report of a case series
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Coimbatore, India
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:843-7. 2009
  4. pmc Laparoscopic antrectomy for a proximal duodenal Brunner gland hamartoma
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Coimbatore 641045, India
    JSLS 13:110-5. 2009
  5. doi An innovative technique for colorectal specimen retrieval: a new era of "natural orifice specimen extraction" (N.O.S.E)
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1120-4. 2008
  6. doi Laparoscopic repair of adult diaphragmatic hernias and eventration with primary sutured closure and prosthetic reinforcement: a retrospective study
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    Surg Endosc 23:978-85. 2009
  7. doi Laparoscopic repair of parahiatal hernias with mesh: a retrospective study
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Hernia 12:521-5. 2008
  8. ncbi Transumbilical endoscopic appendectomy in humans: on the road to NOTES: a prospective study
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:579-82. 2008
  9. doi Complicated Meckel's diverticulum in pediatrics: role of laparoscopy-two rare cases
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery and Surgical Gastroenterology, GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:245-8. 2009
  10. pmc Laparoscopic management of remnant cystic duct calculi: a retrospective study
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 91:25-9. 2009

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  1. ncbi Laparoscopic sutured closure with mesh reinforcement of incisional hernias
    C Palanivelu
    Department of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, Tamilnadu, India
    Hernia 11:223-8. 2007
    ..This study reports medium-term outcomes of laparoscopic incisional hernia repair...
  2. doi Laparoscopic repair of diastasis recti using the 'Venetian blinds' technique of plication with prosthetic reinforcement: a retrospective study
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Hernia 13:287-92. 2009
    ..We describe our method of laparoscopic plication-the 'Venetian blinds' technique combined with mesh reinforcement for patients with diastasis of the recti...
  3. doi NOTES: Transvaginal endoscopic cholecystectomy in humans-preliminary report of a case series
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Coimbatore, India
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:843-7. 2009
    ..The transvaginal approach to endoscopic cholecystectomy is one such technique, which we present here as a small series...
  4. pmc Laparoscopic antrectomy for a proximal duodenal Brunner gland hamartoma
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Coimbatore 641045, India
    JSLS 13:110-5. 2009
    ..We present a patient with a preoperative histology proved diagnosis of isolated duodenal tubulovillous adenomatous polyp with high-grade dysplasia for whom we performed laparoscopic antrectomy...
  5. doi An innovative technique for colorectal specimen retrieval: a new era of "natural orifice specimen extraction" (N.O.S.E)
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1120-4. 2008
    ..This study was designed to evaluate a novel method of specimen extraction after totally laparoscopic proctocolectomies...
  6. doi Laparoscopic repair of adult diaphragmatic hernias and eventration with primary sutured closure and prosthetic reinforcement: a retrospective study
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    Surg Endosc 23:978-85. 2009
    ..The authors present their series of adult-onset type diaphragmatic hernias managed successfully by laparoscopy...
  7. doi Laparoscopic repair of parahiatal hernias with mesh: a retrospective study
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Hernia 12:521-5. 2008
    ..Laparoscopic repair has been reported in the literature. We present our experiences with the laparoscopic repair of this uncommon type of hernia...
  8. ncbi Transumbilical endoscopic appendectomy in humans: on the road to NOTES: a prospective study
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:579-82. 2008
    ..There are several techniques described in the literature, though there is no standardization yet. In this paper, we describe a transumbilical approach for the endoscopic appendectomy in humans...
  9. doi Complicated Meckel's diverticulum in pediatrics: role of laparoscopy-two rare cases
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery and Surgical Gastroenterology, GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:245-8. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, we caution about keeping a high index of suspicion for diagnosing such pediatric cases and stress the need for an early laparoscopy in them...
  10. pmc Laparoscopic management of remnant cystic duct calculi: a retrospective study
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 91:25-9. 2009
    ..Cystic duct/gall bladder remnant calculi is a causative factor. We present our experience with the laparoscopic management of cystic duct remnant calculi...
  11. doi Laparoscopic management of paraduodenal hernias: mesh and mesh-less repairs. A report of four cases
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, Tamil Nadu, India
    Hernia 12:649-53. 2008
    ..There are few reports in the literature, with the total number of reported cases being less than 500. We report four patients with paraduodenal hernias causing intestinal obstruction...
  12. doi Transumbilical flexible endoscopic cholecystectomy in humans: first feasibility study using a hybrid technique
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Coimbatore, India
    Endoscopy 40:428-31. 2008
    ....
  13. doi Laparoscopic repair of suprapubic incisional hernias: suturing and intraperitoneal composite mesh onlay. A retrospective study
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Hernia 12:251-6. 2008
    ..Suprapubic hernias are those defects located 4 cm from the pubic symphysis. Our aim is to highlight the laparoscopic repair of suprapubic incisional hernias...
  14. pmc Laparoscopic restorative total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis for familial adenomatous polyposis
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Tamilnadu, India
    JSLS 12:256-61. 2008
    ..Because this disease manifests at a young age, the laparoscopic approach to perform surgery would be desirable due to its cosmetic benefits. We describe our experience with this procedure and review the literature on the topic...
  15. doi Combined surgical procedures using laparoendoscopic single-site surgery approach
    C Palanivelu
    Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    Asian J Endosc Surg 6:165-9. 2013
    ..In this series, we present the advantages of LESS procedure over multiport laparoscopy in combined surgical procedures. To the best of our knowledge, this has never been reported before...
  16. doi Concomitant laparoscopic ventral hernia mesh repair and bariatric surgery: a retrospective study from a tertiary care center
    P Praveen Raj
    Dept Institute of Minimal Access Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, GEM Hospital and Research Centre, Coimbatore, India
    Obes Surg 22:685-9. 2012
    ..To analyze the safety in combing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with a mesh and bariatric surgery...
  17. doi Is laparoscopic duodenojejunal bypass with sleeve an effective alternative to Roux en Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients: preliminary results of a randomized trial
    P Praveen Raj
    Department of Minimal Access Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, GEM Hospital and Research Centre, 45 Pankaja Mill Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 641045, India
    Obes Surg 22:422-6. 2012
    ..Here, we compare one such procedure, duodenojejunal bypass with sleeve against the standard Roux-en Y gastric bypass...
  18. doi Laparoscopic duodenojejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy: preliminary results of a prospective series from India
    P Praveen Raj
    Department of Minimal Access Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, GEM Hospital and Research Centre, 45 Pankaja Mill Road, Coimbatore, 641045, Tamil Nadu, India
    Surg Endosc 26:688-92. 2012
    ..This study aimed to analyze the short-term outcomes of laparoscopic DJB with sleeve gastrectomy for morbidly obese patients...
  19. ncbi Laparoscopic surgery for an unusual case of dysphagia: lower oesophageal leiomyoma co-existing with achalasia cardia
    C Palanivelu
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology Medical Centre and Hospital, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Singapore Med J 49:e22-5. 2008
    ..Minimally-invasive surgery for benign oesophageal tumours reduces the morbidity of thoracotomy or laparotomy...
  20. ncbi Laparoscopic transperitoneal repair of lumbar incisional hernias: a combined suture and 'double-mesh' technique
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Hernia 12:27-31. 2008
    ..Recently, laparoscopic repair of these hernias has been reported with excellent outcomes. This is a retrospective study of our series of patients with lumbar incisional hernias...
  21. ncbi Palanivelu hydatid system for safe and efficacious laparoscopic management of hepatic hydatid disease
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu 641045, India
    Surg Endosc 20:1909-13. 2006
    ..We describe a new device for laparoscopic management of hepatic hydatid disease...
  22. pmc Minimally invasive management of achalasia cardia: results from a single center study
    C Palanivelu
    Department of GI and Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, Tamilnadu, India
    JSLS 11:350-7. 2007
    ..We present our experience of 226 patients who underwent laparoscopic cardiomyotomy and discuss the relevant issues...
  23. ncbi Laparoscopic anterior resection and total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: a prospective nonrandomized study
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu 641045, India
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:367-72. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to present our experience of laparoscopic total mesorectal resection, including ultralow resection and coloanal anastomosis...
  24. doi Evolution in techniques of laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy: a decade long experience from a tertiary center
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:731-40. 2009
    ..Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy is a technically demanding surgery performed only at few centers in the world. This article aims to describe the evolution of the technique and summarizes the results in our institute over the years...
  25. ncbi Laparoscopic mesh repair of a Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia with acute gastric volvulus in a pregnant patient
    C Palanivelu
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, GEM Hospital, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Singapore Med J 49:e26-8. 2008
    ..Acute diseases that threaten the life of mother and child have to be dealt with urgently. We conclude that even complex laparoscopic surgery during pregnancy is feasible...
  26. pmc Laparoscopic management of hepatic hydatid disease
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
    JSLS 10:56-62. 2006
    ..A safe, new method of laparoscopic management of hepatic hydatid disease is described along with a review of the relevant literature...
  27. doi Laparoscopic transhiatal approach for benign supra-diaphragmatic lesions of the esophagus: a replacement for thoracoscopy?
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Coimbatorem, India
    Dis Esophagus 21:176-80. 2008
    ..A laparoscopic transhiatal excision is technically feasible for all benign supra-diaphragmatic lesions and epiphrenic diverticula and is the approach of choice...
  28. ncbi Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: results of a prospective non-randomized study from a tertiary center
    C Palanivelu
    Department of GI and Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
    Surg Endosc 21:373-7. 2007
    ..Published literature on this topic consists of several case reports and a handful of small series. We present our experience, which, to the best of our knowledge, is the largest series reported to date...
  29. doi Laparoendoscopic single-site lateral pancreaticojejunostomy
    C Palanivelu
    Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    Pancreatology 11:500-5. 2011
    ..Complex surgeries are being reported using this technique. We report in this paper the first laparoendoscopic single-site lateral pancreaticojejunostomy (LPJ) for chronic calcific pancreatitis with dilated pancreatic duct...
  30. ncbi Laparoscopic esophagogastrectomy without thoracic or cervical access for adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction: an Indian experience from a tertiary center
    C Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Surg Endosc 21:16-20. 2007
    ..The literature is limited regarding the laparoscopic approach to esophagogastrectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic esophagogastrectomy in the management of adenocarcinoma of the GE junction...
  31. ncbi Laparoscopic appendectomy for appendicitis in uncommon situations: the advantages of a tailored approach
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Singapore Med J 48:737-40. 2007
    ..We aim to highlight the advantages of laparoscopy, including our own modifications, in some unusual presentations of appendicitis...
  32. ncbi Laparoscopic management of iatrogenic high rectovaginal fistulas (Type VI)
    C Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Singapore Med J 48:e96-8. 2007
    ..The issue of rectovaginal fistulas needs to be addressed in this era of laparoscopy, with particular reference to laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy...
  33. ncbi Role of endoscopic stents and selective minimal access drainage in oesophageal leaks: feasibility and outcome
    P S Rajan
    Department of Upper GI Surgery and Therapeutic Endoscopy, GEM Hospital, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Surg Endosc 28:2368-73. 2014
    ....
  34. ncbi Laparoscopic management of duodenal ulcer perforation: is it advantageous?
    C Palanivelu
    Department of GI and Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45A, Pankaja Mill Road, Coimbatore, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 26:64-6. 2007
    ..Surgery is the mainstay of treatment of patients with peptic duodenal perforation. With the advent of minimal access techniques, laparoscopy is being used for the treatment of this condition...
  35. ncbi Laparoscopic surgery for perforation of Meckel's diverticulum
    M Rangarajan
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, GEM Hospital, 45A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Singapore Med J 48:e102-5. 2007
    ..Laparoscopy is useful in both diagnosis and treatment. Laparoscopic resection of Meckel's diverticulum is feasible and ideal, especially in specialised centres...
  36. ncbi Trichobezoars in the stomach and ileum and their laparoscopy-assisted removal: a bizarre case
    C Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Singapore Med J 48:e37-9. 2007
    ..Endoscopical removal may not be possible if the lesion is large and hard. There are some reports of laparoscopy being used in removal surgery. It has the advantages of smaller incisions, better cosmesis and reduced pain...
  37. ncbi Safety and efficacy of laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy: experience of a single institution
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:186-90. 2007
    ..Our initial experience is satisfactory, although more data are essential to standardize laparoscopic procedures in pregnancy. We conclude that laparoscopic surgery is proving to be as safe as open surgery in pregnancy...
  38. ncbi Bariatric to metabolic surgery: management options and experience at a tertiary centre
    P Praveen Raj
    Department of Bariatric Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore 641045
    J Indian Med Assoc 108:645-7. 2010
    ..Excess body weight loss and comorbidity resolution rates were analysed. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is safe and effective for excess body weight loss and confers excellent resolution of associated comorbidities...
  39. doi Transvaginal endoscopic appendectomy in humans: a unique approach to NOTES--world's first report
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Surg Endosc 22:1343-7. 2008
    ..There are several techniques described in the literature; however there is no standardization yet. We describe the transvaginal approach for endoscopic appendectomy in humans, probably the world's first report...
  40. ncbi Combined thoracoscopic and endoscopic management of mid-esophageal benign lesions: use of the prone patient position : Thoracoscopic surgery for mid-esophageal benign tumors and diverticula
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Surg Endosc 22:250-4. 2008
    ..Traditionally, thoracotomy was the preferred route to approach these lesions. Now, more surgeons are using minimally invasive techniques to treat these benign mid-esophageal lesions...
  41. ncbi Minimally invasive esophagectomy: thoracoscopic mobilization of the esophagus and mediastinal lymphadenectomy in prone position--experience of 130 patients
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Am Coll Surg 203:7-16. 2006
    ..This study shows the potential of the thoracoscopic part of the procedure in prone position to ease these difficulties...
  42. ncbi Intestinal malrotation with midgut volvulus presenting as acute abdomen in children: value of diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:490-2. 2007
    ..Normal rotation takes place around the superior mesenteric artery. Incomplete rotation and midgut volvulus is the commonest type of anomaly. Intestinal obstruction is the commonest presentation in symptomatic cases...
  43. ncbi Laparoscopic lateral pancreaticojejunostomy: a new remedy for an old ailment
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A, Coimbatore 641045, Tamilnadu, India
    Surg Endosc 20:458-61. 2006
    ..Yet there are very few reports of this procedure being done laparoscopically. We present our experience with laparoscopic lateral pancreaticojejunostomy till date and describe our technique...
  44. ncbi Laparoscopic management of benign nonparasitic hepatic cysts: A prospective nonrandomized study
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India
    South Med J 99:1063-7. 2006
    ..With the advent of laparoscopy, a minimally invasive technique is available to manage these cases, which is described along with results and a discussion of the concerned literature...
  45. ncbi Relaparoscopy in the management of acute abdomen due to localized ischemic bowel: a novel technique--case report
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Surgical Gastroenterology and MAS, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Int J Surg 6:e89-91. 2008
    ..Laparoscopy and relaparoscopy certainly has a definite role in the management of acute abdomen, at least diagnostic if not therapeutic...
  46. doi Minimally invasive therapy for benign tumors of the distal third of the esophagus--a single institute's experience
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:20-6. 2008
    ..Since 1992, many reports of thoracoscopic and laparoscopic approaches have been published. In this paper, we present a retrospective study of 18 patients with benign distal esophageal tumors who underwent minimally invasive procedures...
  47. pmc Laparoscopic redo fundoplication for intrathoracic migration of wrap
    G S Maheshkumar
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45A, Pankaja Mill Road, Coimbatore 641 045, India
    J Minim Access Surg 3:111-3. 2007
    ..The difficulties encountered are described. Postoperative wrap migration can be suspected clinically by the presence of a precipitating event and typical symptomatology. Confirmation is by a Barium swallow. Treatment is by redo surgery...
  48. ncbi Late rejection after transabdominal pre-peritoneal inguinal repair: laparoscopic extraction of mesh
    Kalpesh Jani
    GEM Hospital, 45A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore 641 045, Tamilnadu
    Indian J Gastroenterol 24:219-20. 2005
    ..The mesh, which was lying in a fluid cavity adherent to the urinary bladder and right iliac vessel, was removed laparoscopically...
  49. pmc Laparoscopic appendectomy in pregnancy: a case series of seven patients
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    JSLS 10:321-5. 2006
    ..In pregnancy, laparoscopy is even more controversial. Several studies prove the safety of laparoscopy and some studies disprove it...
  50. ncbi Management of pancreatic pseudocyst in the era of laparoscopic surgery--experience from a tertiary centre
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Surg Endosc 21:2262-7. 2007
    ..We present our surgical experience over the past 12 years (May 1994 to April 2006) in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts...
  51. ncbi Laparoscopic management of drain-site incisional hernias following laparotomies--a simple suture technique
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:331-4. 2007
    ..Incisional hernias form following surgery through the incision site or previous drain sites, or through laparoscopic trocar insertion sites...
  52. ncbi Modified technique of laparoscopic intraperitoneal hernioplasty for irreducible scrotal hernias (omentoceles): how to remove the hernial contents
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    World J Surg 31:1889-91; discussion 1892-3. 2007
    ..We present a small series of patients with large irreducible groin hernias (omentoceles) treated by laparoscopy and a modification to facilitate complete removal of the omentum from the sac...
  53. ncbi Single-center experience of laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Tamilnadu, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:608-14. 2007
    ..In this paper, we present our experience as a tertiary reference center in the management of this disease...
  54. ncbi Laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for 'sigmoid' megaesophagus following failed cardiomyotomy: experience of 11 patients
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Dig Dis Sci 53:1513-8. 2008
    ..Esophagectomy for achalasia is usually performed only for megaesophagus. We present our experiences with laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for 'sigmoid' megaesophagus due to failed Heller's myotomy...
  55. ncbi Laparoscopic appendectomy for mucocele of the appendix: Report of 8 cases
    Muthukumaran Rangarajan
    GEM Hospital, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641 045, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:256-7. 2006
    ..Other organs were also examined as there is a possibility of concurrent tumors. As there is risk of malignancy of the appendix leading to port-site metastasis we used a non-permeable bag to remove the resected specimen...
  56. pmc Laparoscopic resection for benign tumors of the stomach
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    JSLS 11:81-6. 2007
    ..Since the advent of laparoscopy, many different laparoscopic approaches to resection of benign gastric tumors have now been described in the literature...
  57. pmc Laparoscopic repair of high rectovaginal fistula: is it technically feasible?
    Saravanan S Kumaran
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    BMC Surg 5:20. 2005
    ..Most RVFs are acquired, the most common cause being obstetric trauma. Most of the high RVFs are repaired by conventional open surgery. Laparoscopic repair of RVF is rare and so far only one report is available in the literature...
  58. pmc Laparoscopic mesh splenopexy (sandwich technique) for wandering spleen
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Gastroenterology, GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore India
    JSLS 11:246-51. 2007
    ....
  59. ncbi Laparoscopic suture gastropexy for gastric volvulus: a report of 14 cases
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    Surg Endosc 21:863-6. 2007
    ..A patient can have acute or chronic disease. We present our series of 14 patients who were managed with simple laparoscopic suture gastropexy...
  60. pmc Laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy for superior mesenteric artery syndrome
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    JSLS 10:531-4. 2006
    ..About 15 causal factors have been found. Conservative management is the rule for acute cases. Surgery is indicated for chronic cases and failure of conservative management. Laparoscopy has been used in only 8 cases so far...
  61. pmc Laparoscopic management of symptomatic Meckel's diverticula: a simple tangential stapler excision
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    JSLS 12:66-70. 2008
    ..Laparoscopic surgery for Meckel's diverticulum has been described in mostly case reports. We present our series of patients with symptomatic Meckel's diverticulum...
  62. ncbi Malignant melanoma metastatic to the stomach and duodenum
    Vijaykumar Malladi
    GEM Hospital, Coimbatore 641 045, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 24:133. 2005
  63. doi Laparoscopic management of choledochal cysts: technique and outcomes--a retrospective study of 35 patients from a tertiary center
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of GI and Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    J Am Coll Surg 207:839-46. 2008
    ..The accepted mode of treatment is total excision with hepaticojejunostomy. In this retrospective study, we present our technique and results of laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision...
  64. ncbi Minimal access surgery for adult intussusception with subacute intestinal obstruction: a single center's decade-long experience
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:487-91. 2007
    ..Laparoscopy is becoming more and more popular in its management. We present our series of intussusception in adults managed laparoscopically...
  65. ncbi Laparoscopic internal marsupializaton for large nonparasitic splenic cysts: effective organ-preserving technique
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Division of Surgical Gastroenterology, Department of Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    World J Surg 32:20-5. 2008
    ..During the last few years, the laparoscopic approach has gained increasing acceptance in splenic surgery. We present our experience with the laparoscopic (organ-preserving) management of splenic cysts...
  66. pmc Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for mucocele due to a low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    JSLS 12:194-7. 2008
    ..A formal right hemicolectomy was performed because the tumor involved the entire appendix. We now think laparoscopic surgery for appendiceal tumors is safe, feasible, and even may be beneficial...
  67. ncbi Thoracoscopic management of benign tumors of the mid-esophagus: a retrospective study
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institution, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    Int J Surg 5:328-31. 2007
    ..Based on our experience, a right thorax approach and the prone patient position is the ideal for thoracoscopic procedures...
  68. ncbi Thoracoscopic retrieval of a "smiling" foreign body from the proximal esophagus: an impacted denture
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:325-8. 2008
    ..The esophagus is a common site for foreign bodies (FBs) because of areas of physiologic narrowing. Dentures pose special problems, especially if they are impacted. We present a case of a "smiling" foreign body in the proximal esophagus...
  69. doi Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for goblet-cell carcinoid of the appendix: report of a rare case and literature survey
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:417-21. 2008
    ..There are several reports in the literature supporting both the laparoscopic and open approaches. Laparoscopic surgery for appendiceal tumors is safe, feasible, and even may be beneficial...
  70. ncbi Laparoscopic retrieval of "stubborn" foreign bodies in the foregut: a case report and literature survey
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:528-31; discussion 31-2. 2007
    ..Most of them will pass without intervention; those that do not will need surgery. Laparoscopy has been used to achieve this to good effect. We present a child with ingestion of multiple magnets...
  71. doi Minimally invasive surgery combined with peroperative endoscopy for symptomatic middle and lower esophageal diverticula: a single institute's experience
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:133-8. 2008
    ..Traditionally, thoracotomy or laparotomy were the preferred approaches for surgical therapy. Recently, minimally invasive therapies have been described...
  72. pmc Laparoscopic management of symptomatic multiple hepatic cysts: a combination of deroofing and radical excision
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, 45 A, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    JSLS 11:466-9. 2007
    ..Only symptomatic or complicated cysts need surgery. Traditionally, laparotomy is the procedure of choice. We present our experiences with laparoscopic management of both symptomatic multiple liver cysts and polycystic liver disease...
  73. ncbi Laparoscopic management of an obstructing granulocytic sarcoma of the jejunum causing intussusception in a nonleukemic patient: report of a case
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 45 A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, India
    Surg Today 39:606-9. 2009
    ..Chemotherapy is the treatment of choice and surgery is indicated only in the event of complications, such as bowel obstruction, bleeding, or perforation. The prognosis of granulocytic sarcoma is similar to that of myeloid leukemia...
  74. ncbi Abdominal cocoon: sonographic features
    S Boopathy Vijayaraghavan
    Sonoscan Ultrasonic Scan Centre, Coimbatore, India
    J Ultrasound Med 22:719-21. 2003
    ..An abdominal cocoon is a rare condition in which the small bowel is encased in a membrane. The diagnosis is usually established at surgery. Here we describe the sonographic features of this condition...
  75. doi Laparoscopic and perineal excision of an infected "dumb-bell" shaped retrorectal epidermoid cyst
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:88-92. 2008
    ..They are of vague etiology, and the pathologic types of the acquired variety are dermoid, epidermoid, and teratoma. As far as we know, laparoscopic excision of a retrorectal epidermoid cyst has never before been reported...
  76. pmc Laparoscopic management of a retroperitoneal duodenal perforation following ERCP for periampullary cancer
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Coimbatore, India
    JSLS 12:399-402. 2008
    ..Although it is proven to be efficient and relatively safe, complications do occur (1.8%). We present a patient with ERCP-induced retroperitoneal perforation of the duodenum treated laparoscopically at our institution...
  77. ncbi Laparoscopic excision of an infected "egg-shelled" retroperitoneal pseudocyst
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641045, India
    J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 17:465-8. 2008
    ..Histopathology revealed a pseudocyst. Retroperitoneal pseudocysts can be resected laparoscopically with careful and meticulous laparoscopic dissection, utilizing the advantages of laparoscopy...
  78. ncbi Emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute empyema of the gallbladder in pregnancy
    Muthukumaran Rangarajan
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 17:275-6. 2007
    ..The distended gallbladder was decompressed before dissection was commenced. There was no mortality, morbidity or conversion. There were no complications for either mother or child related to general anesthesia...
  79. doi Emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute empyema of the gallbladder in pregnancy
    Muthukumaran Rangarajan
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, GEM Hospital, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore, India
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 18:781-3. 2008
    ..There was no morbidity conversion, or complications for either mother or child related to general anaesthesia. The major advantages of the minimally invasive therapy can be utilized in the surgical disorders of the pregnant patient...