Use of Palmer's Point for Insertion of the Operative Laparoscope in Patients with Severe Pelvic Adhesions: Experience of Seventeen Cases

@article{Chang1994UseOP,
  title={Use of Palmer's Point for Insertion of the Operative Laparoscope in Patients with Severe Pelvic Adhesions: Experience of Seventeen Cases},
  author={H Christine Chang and Lee and Soong},
  journal={The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists},
  year={1994},
  volume={1 4, Part 2},
  pages={S7}
}
Seventeen patients who had known or suspected intra-abdominal adhesions underwent laparoscopic surgery with the use of Palmer's Point for insertion of the operative laparoscope. Five of them were found to have extensive periumbilical adhesions. Intestinal or omental injury can occur if the trocar is inserted directly through the umbilical fossa. Though the incidence of direct trauma is reportedly low, there were still mild to moderate omental adhesions to the anterior abdominal wall, as we… CONTINUE READING