One-trocar laparoscopy: a valid procedure to treat abdominal complications in children with peritoneal shunt for hydrocephalus.

@article{Esposito2003OnetrocarLA,
  title={One-trocar laparoscopy: a valid procedure to treat abdominal complications in children with peritoneal shunt for hydrocephalus.},
  author={Ciro Esposito and Giuseppe Colella and Alessandro Settimi and Antonella Centonze and F Signorelli and Giuseppe Ascione and Annapina Palmieri and Michelangelo Gangemi},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          828-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper is to show the efficacy of laparoscopy using only one umbilical trocar to treat abdominal complications of hydrocephalic children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS In a 15-year period, 14 laparoscopies were performed on as many children with VPS complications: in the last 4 patients only one trocar was used to solve the complications, and this subgroup will be the object of the present study. Concerning the indication for surgery… CONTINUE READING

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