Direct optical entry through Palmer’s point: a new technique for those at risk of entry-related trauma at laparoscopy

Abstract

We present a technique of direct optical entry through Palmer's point (3 cm below the left costal margin in the mid-clavicular line) as an alternative laparoscopic entry method for those gynaecological patients at risk of periumbilical adhesions. This method has been used in 15 patients and allowed the adhesions to be cleared where necessary. We feel that this technique can provide a safe approach to the abdominal cavity and should be considered as another method alongside closed and open umbilical techniques in the laparoscopic gynaecologist's repertoire.

DOI: 10.1007/s10397-009-0500-8

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@article{Aust2009DirectOE, title={Direct optical entry through Palmer’s point: a new technique for those at risk of entry-related trauma at laparoscopy}, author={Thomas R. Aust and Salma Imran Kayani and David J Rowlands}, journal={Gynecological Surgery}, year={2009}, volume={7}, pages={315-317} }