Handoscopic surgery: a prospective multicenter trial of a minimally invasive technique for complex abdominal surgery. Southern Surgeons' Club Study Group.

@article{1999HandoscopicSA,
  title={Handoscopic surgery: a prospective multicenter trial of a minimally invasive technique for complex abdominal surgery. Southern Surgeons' Club Study Group.},
  author={},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={134 5},
  pages={477-85; discussion 485-6}
}
  • Published 1999 in Archives of surgery
HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized that hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (a new technique that involves a surgeon's hand passing through a pneumoperitoneum-protecting sleeve device and assisting in laparoscopic surgery) is feasable and outcomes are comparable to purely laparoscopic procedures in selected cases. DESIGN A prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized, noncontrolled study was conducted with the participation of expert laparoscopic surgeons. SETTING Academic and community medical centers… CONTINUE READING