Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Cornel Iancu .

456 pages .
Open Access .

The efforts to treat diseases through the human body's orificies and cavities date back to antiquity when Hippocrates (460-374 BC) used a speculum to inspect and treat an inflammatory lesion of the rectum. One major limitation of these attempts was represented by poor illumination. Only in the 9th century did Arabian physician Abukasim developed a method of cervix inspection using a mirror to reflect light.
Later, Leonardo da Vinci used a lense to direct sun rays into the nasal cavity, but the major advance came in 1805 when Bozzini, a physician from Frankfurt introduced the first light conductor to visually examine the interior of the urethra. 
Jacobaeus, a Swedish physician (1910) used a cytoscope to examine the abdominal cavity in humans after first insuflating the abdominal cavity a techinque that was termed „laparoscopy”. Subsequently, this technique has evolved, the instruments became smaller, more flexible, cold light illumination was added favoring the transmission of abundant light with minimal heat and consequently the obtainance of sharp and clear images. Another significant progress in the field of operative endoscopy was the introduction of bipolar electrocoagulation (1968) and the invention of computer-chip video camera in 1986.
Since then, surgeons from various domains have become fascinated by endoscopy with its very low complication rates, high diagnostic yields and the possibility to perform a large variety of therapeutic procedures. Therefore, the number and diversity of surgical endoscopic procedures have proliferated enormously over last 30 years. Currently there are several “standard” procedures that are used at work on daily basis. There are also few recognized “advanced procedures” practiced by only a small amount of surgeons who require an increased learning curve and intensive training.
This book is a comprehensive didactic material covering all aspects of both standard and advanced endoscopic techniques applied in surgical diseases starting from diagnosis and ending with therapy.
We intend to provide our readers with easy-to-use information on latest topics in surgical endoscopy provided by over 30 distinguished experts in each specific area from all over the world.

Cornel Iancu, MD, PhD
Professor of General Surgery, 3rd Department of Surgery at
“Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine Cluj-Napoca,


Part 1 of the Textbook : Endoscopy of the Paranasal Sinuses and the Skull Base .

 1 Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery: Current State of the Art and Future Trends 3 Jouanneau Emmanuel, Messerer Mahmoud and Berhouma Moncef

 2 Endoscopic Surgery of Maxillary Sinuses in Oral Surgery and Implantology 39 Miroslav Andrić

 3 Objective Outcomes in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 57 David W.J. Côté and Erin D. Wright

 4 Endoscopy in Nasopharyngeal Adenoid Surgery 71 W. F. Ezzat

 5 Endoscopically Guided Balloon Dilatation of Recurrent Choanal Stenosis 89 B.J. Folz and C.-G. Konnerth

 6 Sialendoscopy: Endoscopic Approach to Benign Salivary Gland Diseases 101 Meghan Wilson, Kyle McMullen and Rohan R. Walvekar

 7 Virtual Endoscopy of the Nasal Cavity and the Paranasal Sinuses 117 Sumeet Anand, Rickul Varshney and Saul Frenkiel

 8 Evolution of the Adenoidectomy in the Endoscopic Era 131 Fabio Pagella, Alessandro Pusateri, Georgios Giourgos and Elina Matti

Part 2 of the Textbook : Endoscopy of the Central Nervous System .

 9 Endoscopy in Intracranial Pathology 157 Marwan Najjar and Ali Turkmani

 10 Technical and Clinical Evolution of Modern Neuroendoscopy 175 P. Grunert and J. Oertel

 11 Minimally Invasive Endoscopic and Endoscopy-Assisted Microsurgery of Vestibular Schwannoma 191 Betka Jan, Chovanec Martin, Zverina Eduard, Profant Oliver, Lukes Petr, Skrivan Jiri, Kluh Jan and Fik Zdenek

Part 3 of the Textbook : Endoscopy in Ophtalmology .

 12 Ocular Endoscopy 219 Durval Moraes de Carvalho, Francisco Eduardo Lima and Durval Moraes de Carvalho Jr

Part 4 of the Textbook : Digestive Endoscopy .

 13 Laparoscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment of Small Bowel Diseases 237 Coco Claudio, Rizzo Gianluca, Verbo Alessandro, Mattana Claudio, Pafundi Donato Paolo and Manno Alberto

 14 Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 259 Filippo Tosato, Salvatore Marano, Stefano Mattacchione, Barbara Luongo, Giulia Paltrinieri, Valentina Mingarelli and Leoluca Vasapollo

 15 Laparoscopic One-Stage vs Endoscopic Plus Laparoscopic Management of Common Bile Duct Stones – A Prospective Randomized Study 291 Giuseppe P. Ferulano, Saverio Dilillo, Michele D’Ambra, Ruggero Lionetti, Piero Di Silverio, Stefano Capasso, Domenico Pelaggi and Michele Rutigliano

 16 Endoscopic Ultrasound for Solid and Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas 307 Karim M. Eltawil and Michele Molinari

Part 5 of the Textbook : Urogynecological Endoscopy .

 17 Urology: The Home of Endoscopy 329 Rastislav Hejj, Marie McNulty and John G. Calleary Part 6 Pediatric Endoscopy 343

 18 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sinonasal Endoscopy in Pediatric Patients 345 Marco Berlucchi, Barbara Pedruzzi, Michele Sessa and Piero Nicolai

 19 Endoscopy in the Evaluation and Management of the Pediatric Airway 375 Kris R. Jatana and Jeffrey C. Rastatter

Part 7 of the Textbook : Concepts in Endoscopic Surgery .

 20 Laparoscopic Surgery: An Almost Scarless Approach 401 Peng Soon Koh and Kin Fah Chin

 21 Endoscopic Monitoring of Postoperative Sinonasal Mucosa Wounds Healing 419 Ivana Pajić-Penavić

 22 Microbial Contamination of Suction Tubes Attached to Suction Instrument and Its Preventive Methods 437 Katsuhiro Yorioka and Shigeharu Oie .

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