Problems with technical equipment during laparoscopic surgery. An observational study.

  title={Problems with technical equipment during laparoscopic surgery. An observational study.},
  author={Emiel G. G. Verdaasdonk and Laurents P. S. Stassen and Maarten van der Elst and Thomas Karsten and Jenny Dankelman},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  volume={21 2},
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate the incidence of technical equipment problems during laparoscopic procedures. METHODS A video-capturing system was used, consisting of an analog video recorder with three camera image inputs and a microphone. Problems with all technical equipment used by the surgical team, such as the insufflator, diathermy apparatus, monitors, light source, camera and camera unit, endoscope, suction devices, and instruments, were registered. RESULTS In… CONTINUE READING
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