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Urology. 2003 Dec;62(6):1117-9.

Upper quadrant access for urologic laparoscopy.

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  • 1Division of Urology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.


Initial access into the peritoneum and establishing pneumoperitoneum are required for laparoscopy. Various techniques have been described to achieve insufflation and place trocars. We describe our method of initial entry into the upper quadrant and subsequent incorporation of this site as a working port during upper urinary tract laparoscopy. This is an easy and safe means of entering the peritoneum, even after prior surgery, and provides a functional trocar for retraction and dissection.

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