Single incision laparoscopic surgery in general surgery: a review

  title={Single incision laparoscopic surgery in general surgery: a review},
  author={Nicholas Stuart Greaves and Josh Nicholson},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={93 6},
Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is a rapidly developing field that may represent the future of laparoscopic surgery. The major advantage of SILS over standard laparoscopic surgery is in cosmesis, with surgery becoming essentially scarless if the incision is hidden within the umbilicus. Only one incision is required so the risk of potential complications like port site hernias, haematomas and wound infection is reduced. The trade-off for this is a technically more challenging… CONTINUE READING
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