Designing safety into the minimally invasive surgical revolution

  title={Designing safety into the minimally invasive surgical revolution},
  author={John R. Clarke},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Surgical errors with minimally invasive surgery differ from those in open surgery. Perforations are typically the result of trocar introduction or electrosurgery. Infections include bioburdens, notably enteric viruses, on complex instruments. Retained foreign objects are primarily unretrieved device fragments and lost gallstones or other specimens. Fires and burns come from illuminated ends of fiber-optic cables and from electrosurgery. Pressure ischemia is more likely with longer endoscopic… CONTINUE READING


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