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JSLS. 2000 Jul-Sep;4(3):275-6.

Management of a broken needle at the time of laparoscopic burch.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, USA. clynch@com1.med.usf.edu

Abstract

Loss of surgical instrumentation in endoscopic procedures poses problems not faced in traditional surgery. We describe the breakage and subsequent recovery of a 2-mm segment of needle from an Autosuture Endostitch device (U.S. Surgical) during a laparoscopic Burch urethropexy.

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10987411
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PMC3113186
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