Alternative technique for laparoscopic port-site closure

Stephen Williams, Matthew L. Greenberger, William F. Pearce, Garo M. Tertzakian

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Abstract

We demonstrate a safe and reproducible technique for laparoscopic port-site closure. First, we use hemostatic tonsil forceps to deliver a 0-polyglactin suture into the abdomen via a puncture through the rectus fascia parallel to the fascia defect under visual guidance. Second, we perform a similar puncture with the tonsil forceps on the opposite side of the fascia defect under direct vision to grasp the suture. This cost-effective maneuver is safe and eliminates the need for ancillary port-site closure devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-312
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Endourology
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Fascia
Palatine Tonsil
Punctures
Surgical Instruments
Sutures
Polyglactin 910
Hemostatics
Abdomen
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Urology

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Williams, S., Greenberger, M. L., Pearce, W. F., & Tertzakian, G. M. (2012). Alternative technique for laparoscopic port-site closure. Journal of Endourology, 26(4), 311-312. https://doi.org/10.1089/end.2011.0383

Alternative technique for laparoscopic port-site closure. / Williams, Stephen; Greenberger, Matthew L.; Pearce, William F.; Tertzakian, Garo M.

In: Journal of Endourology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.04.2012, p. 311-312.

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Williams, S, Greenberger, ML, Pearce, WF & Tertzakian, GM 2012, 'Alternative technique for laparoscopic port-site closure', Journal of Endourology, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 311-312. https://doi.org/10.1089/end.2011.0383
Williams, Stephen ; Greenberger, Matthew L. ; Pearce, William F. ; Tertzakian, Garo M. / Alternative technique for laparoscopic port-site closure. In: Journal of Endourology. 2012 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 311-312.
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