• Analysis of a large database of patients diagnosed with perforated peptic ulcer, including a comparison between laparoscopy and open surgery.
• Prof. Chang-Ming Huang and his team report the results from the largest singlecenter experience of laparoscopic treatment of gastric GISTs.
• Prof. Nicola Di Lorenzo presents the current evidence on ICG use during bariatric surgery for assessment of tissue perfusion at the anastomotic site.
• Dr. Domenico Di Nardo provides an overview of technological perspectives, from virtual reality to 5G networking.
• Dr. Piatto demonstrates how to correctly face up a severe bariatric surgery complication.
Sarcina ventriculi is implicated in gastric ulcers, emphysematous gastritis, and gastric perforation, but the literature contains few related articles; Dr. Qing Wei reports detailed pathology findings from two patients.
• The video selected for this number depicts use of a hybrid laparoscopic–robotic approach for a completion total gastrectomy.

Published: June 15, 2020

Laparoscopic repair for perforated peptic ulcer: our experience, a comparison with the open approach and a review of the literature.

26-32 Samuele Vaccari, Vito D'Andrea, Augusto Lauro, Roberto D'Intino, Eliana Gulotta, Maurizio Cervellera, Valeria Tonini

Laparoscopic resection for gastric GISTs: surgical and long-term outcomes of 133 cases

33-40 Jian-Xian Lin, Qian Yu, Mi Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-long Cao, Ju-li Lin, Chang-Ming Huang

Sarcina ventriculi: A Rare Case of Life-Threatening Perforated Gastric Ulcer and Review of Literature

53-56 Qing Wei, Sixto M. Leal Jr, Morad Qarmali, Charles Mel Wilcox, Chirag R. Patel, Sameer Al Diffalha

Completion total gastrectomy with intracorporeal robot-sewn esophago-jejunal anastomosis

57-59 Francesco Carafa, Immacolata Della Valle, Riccardo Memeo, Giorgio Palazzini, Domenico Di Nardo