Transumbilical single incision laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for benign disease

  title={Transumbilical single incision laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for benign disease},
  author={Pascal Bucher and François Pugin and Philippe M Morel},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  volume={12 1},
BACKGROUND Transumbilical single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) has made its initial forays into clinical minimally invasive surgery. SILS combines in part the cosmetic advantage and decrease parietal trauma of natural orifice surgery, but allow operative realization with standard and validated laparoscopic instruments. We report here the first clinical transumbilical SILS sigmoidectomy for benign disease. METHOD Preliminary experience with transumbilical single incision laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING


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