Injuries to major blood vessels during endoscopy.

  title={Injuries to major blood vessels during endoscopy.},
  author={Richard M Soderstrom},
  journal={The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists},
  volume={4 3},
Major blood vessel injury is a true emergency during endoscopic procedures. Too often, fear of litigation quashes the opportunity to assess the cause and learn from the experience of others. Frequently, only through a medicolegal review can such events be evaluated. A review of 47 such cases highlighted several key lessons. Proper technique for inserting the Veress needle, laparoscopic cannula, and open cannulas can prevent most accidents. If standard precautions during insertion are breached… CONTINUE READING

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