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Welcome to our May Newsletter. This month sees the update of an already existing operative procedure on video-assisted parathyroidectomy authored by P Miccoli and P Berti (Italy). The surgical content of this chapter has been updated and reformatted to maximize its educational value. It may be accessed in the Virtual University, along with new videos and a new editorial www.websurg.com.

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WebSurg will be delighted to welcome you to the forthcoming surgical meetings:

-120th Congress of the German Society of Surgery, April 29 - May 02, 2003, Munich, Germany

-Fifth International Gastric Cancer Congress, 1st OMED Spring Meeting, May 04-07, 2003, Rome, Italy

-14th Digestive Apparatus Surgery Conference, May 15-16, 2003, Rome, Italy

New releases on WebSurg

Operative techniques

- Video-assisted parathyroidectomy - P Miccoli (Italy), P Berti (Italy)


- Keypoints for nerve preservation during laparoscopic TME for T3 rectal cancer in... - J Leroy (France)
- Medial laparoscopic approach for mobilization of the splenic flexure - J Leroy (France)
- Laparoscopic right colectomy for caecal cancer - J Leroy (France)


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WSSPLEN1 - Laparoscopic splenectomies: anterior posterior and posterior approaches - E Targarona (Spain), D Gossot (France)
WSCHOLE2 - Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis - D Mutter, J Marescaux (France)

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WSPARAT1 - Minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy - P Miccoli (Italy)
WSCHOLE3 - Techniques for laparoscopic treatment of choledocholithiasis - JC Berthou (France), B Malassagne (France)

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Free Access

Four Virtual University presentations, with associated videos and expert opinion interviews, are available free:

- Laparoscopic extraperitoneal and transperitoneal pelvic lymphadenectomies for prostate cancer - C Saussine (France), H Lang (France)
- Laparoscopic Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux - J Marescaux (France), S Vartolomei (France), M Anvari (Canada)
- Cholecystectomy using microinstruments - M Gagner (United States), D Mutter (France)

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- Right laparoscopic colectomy - J Leroy (France), J Milsom (United States), J Okuda (Japan)

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