Pelvic adhesion formation after pelvic lymphadenectomy: comparison between transperitoneal laparoscopy and extraperitoneal laparotomy in a porcine model.

@article{Fowler1994PelvicAF,
  title={Pelvic adhesion formation after pelvic lymphadenectomy: comparison between transperitoneal laparoscopy and extraperitoneal laparotomy in a porcine model.},
  author={Jeffrey M. Fowler and Ellen M. Hartenbach and Hannah T Reynolds and John Borner and J. R. Carter and Jerry W. Carlson and Leo B. Twiggs and Linda F. Carson},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={1994},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={25-8}
}
Compared to extraperitoneal laparotomy, the transperitoneal approach is associated with increased enteric morbidity. Recently, transperitoneal laparoscopy has been employed as a method to surgically stage patients with gynecologic malignancies. The objective of this study was to investigate pelvic adhesion formation in a porcine model after pelvic lymphadenectomy performed via transperitoneal laparoscopy (LS) compared to extraperitoneal laparotomy (EP). Ten adult, female hogs underwent LS and… CONTINUE READING