A nation's experience of bleeding complications during laparoscopy.

  title={A nation's experience of bleeding complications during laparoscopy.},
  author={Markus Sch{\"a}fer and Monika Lauper and Lukas Kr{\"a}henb{\"u}hl},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={180 1},
BACKGROUND Bleeding complications during laparoscopic surgery are rare but probably underreported. The aim of the current study was to elucidate the clinical relevance of bleeding complications and major vascular injuries during standard laparoscopic procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS The Swiss Association of Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery (SALTS) prospectively collected the data on 14,243 patients undergoing different standard laparoscopic procedures (1995 to 1997). These data were… CONTINUE READING