Laparoscopic entry: a literature review and analysis of techniques and complications of primary port entry.

@article{Molloy2002LaparoscopicEA,
  title={Laparoscopic entry: a literature review and analysis of techniques and complications of primary port entry.},
  author={David Molloy and Philip D Kaloo and Michael Cooper and Tuan V. Nguyen},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={246-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To obtain consensus as to the optimal form of entry technique for access to the peritoneal cavity. DESIGN A meta-analysis of all relevant English language studies of laparoscopic entry complications. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Incidence of bowel and major vascular injuries. RESULTS Bowel injuries occur in 0.7/1,000 and major vascular injuries in 0.4/1,000. The overall incidence of major injuries at time of entry is 1.1/1,000. The direct entry technique is associated with a… CONTINUE READING

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