Hand-assisted laparoscopic colorectal surgery using GelPort

@article{Nakajima2002HandassistedLC,
  title={Hand-assisted laparoscopic colorectal surgery using GelPort},
  author={Kiyokazu Nakajima and Sang Woo Lee and Costanza Cocilovo and Chr Foglia and K. Kim and Toyooki Sonoda and Jeffrey W. Milsom},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2002},
  volume={18},
  pages={102-105}
}
Background: An easily usable hand access device will optimize success in hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS). The authors describe their initial series of HALS colorectal resections using GelPort to evaluate their current technique and results with this new device. Methods: A retrospective study investigated 33 HALS colorectal procedures including total colectomy (n = 16) and low anterior resection (n = 10). All operative data, including intraoperative GelPort performance, were… CONTINUE READING
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