Steam sterilization of previously-assembled laparoscopic instruments

  title={Steam sterilization of previously-assembled laparoscopic instruments},
  author={Tamara Carolina de Camargo and Caroline Dal Pian Alarcon Rocha and Kazuko Uchikawa Graziano},
Video-laparoscopy represents one of the greatest surgical advances in the recent past. Reprocessable laparoscopic instruments are complex devices that, if completely disassembled for sterilization, would cause problems for the surgical teams at the moment of their use in the surgery. The method of choice for the sterilization of this equipment is saturated steam under pressure. The goal of this review was to describe the state-of-the-art in the search for safe results in autoclaving the… CONTINUE READING