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HPB Surg. 2011;2011:761315. doi: 10.1155/2011/761315. Epub 2011 Sep 11.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy by Using a 2 mm Atraumatic Grasper without Trocar.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Ufuk University, 06520 Ankara, Turkey.


Purpose. We present our experience in single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy by using a grasper directly without using a trocar in five patients. Methods and Results. The technique involves the use of Karl Storz 27290F grasper in order to perform gallbladder retraction in single port cholecystectomy. The grasper was introduced directly into the skin through abdominal wall without using any trocar and used to mobilize gallbladder whenever needed during surgery without causing any perforation or leakage of the gallbladder. There were no intraoperative and postoperative complications in 5 patients with the advantages of shorter operation time and almost invisible postoperative skin scar formation. Conclusion. We claim that the use of this instrument in SILS surgery might be advantageous than the conventional placement of sutures for the gallbladder mobilization.

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