Prevention of Port-Site Recurrences: Gasless Laparoscopy and Other Gases

Susan J. Neuhaus, David I. Watson

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The fundamental difference between open surgical approaches and a resection performed using laparoscopic techniques, other than the size of the wounds, is the need to maintain sufficient space for both vision and operative manipulation. This is usually achieved by the creation of a pneumoperitoneum, by introducing carbon dioxide gas into the peritoneal cavity using positive pressure. It is the pneumoperitoneum which maintains a suitable working space within the abdominal cavity, which when combined with sophisticated fiber optics, permits advanced laparoscopic interventions such as colon resection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPort-Site and Wound Recurrences in Cancer Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationIncidence - Pathogenesis - Prevention
EditorsMarc A. Reymond, H. Jaap Bonjer, Ferdinand Kockerling
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
ISBN (Print)9783642631177
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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