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Surg Endosc. 1995 Jul;9(7):838-40.

New closure technique for lateral operative laparoscopic trocar sites. A report of 80 closures.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical College, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.

Abstract

The reported frequency of incisional hernias, after operative gynecological laparoscopy, at extraumbilical trocar sites is one per 32 puncture sites created by a 12-mm trocar. A new closure technique of suturing with the Grice Needle (Ideas for Medicine, Inc., Clearwater, FL) before removing the trocars was utilized to close 80 lateral trocar sites (42 consecutive laparoscopic myomectomies). The trocar sizes in this study were 12 mm and 18 mm. This is the largest reported series of lateral trocar-site closures. No hematomas or bleeding or incisional hernias have resulted from use of this technique. This closure allows the surgeon to completely close both peritoneum and fascia, of the lateral trocar sites, under direct laparoscopic visualization without the loss of pneumoperitoneum or risk of inadvertent injury to the small bowel.

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