The Science Behind Mini-Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.

  title={The Science Behind Mini-Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.},
  author={Gustavo Lopes de Carvalho and Eduardo F Moreno Paquentin and Jay Alan Redan and Phillip P. Shadduck},
  journal={Surgical technology international},
BACKGROUND Mini-laparoscopy (Mini) was pioneered more than 20 years ago. Newer generation mini instruments have recently become available with improved effector tips, a choice of shaft diameters and lengths, better shaft insulation and electrosurgery capability, improved shaft strength and rotation, more ergonomic handles, low-friction trocar options, and improved instrument durability. Whether the use of mini instruments, particularly newer generation instruments, offers advantages for… CONTINUE READING


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