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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1998|
- Laparoscopic injury