Improving the ease and safety of laparoscopy: A technique for open insertion of the umbilical trocar

J. G. Rice, J. G. McCall, D. A. Wattchow

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Abstract

Background: Sharp cannulation of the abdominal cavity for laparoscopy occasionally causes life-threating injury to major vessels. Methods: A technique of open cannulation is described to minimize this risk. Results: In over 2000 general surgical laparoscopies performed the Flinders Medical Centre, there were no major vessel injuries and only one bowel injury (prior to laparotomy). Conclusions: We advocate the use of open technique to minimize injuries caused by abdominal cannulation for laparoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-665
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Laparoscopic injury
  • Laparoscopy

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