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Chin Med J (Engl). 2001 May;114(5):514-6.

Gynecological procedures under gasless laparoscopy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anzhen Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100029, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate gasless laparoscopy in treating gynecological conditions.

METHODS:

With Kirschner wire lifting, transversely or longitudinally introduced into abdominal wall subcutaneously, we exposed the operative field and pelvic organs with routine operative instruments under epidural anesthesia. When a dense pelvic adhesion was confronted, we used the temporarily low-pressured pneumolaparoscopy to dissect it.

RESULTS:

All procedures were carried out without organ injury, hematoma, or other complications. The operative field can be clearly seen with this method. The mean time for appendagectomy was one hour and for laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy 80 minutes.

CONCLUSION:

Gasless laparoscopy avoids the complications which occur in the routine laparoscopy such as subcutaneous or mediastinal pneumatoma, hypercarbonemia, air embolism, cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Our lifting method is simple, convenient, time and money saving, as well as more flexible for treating gynecological conditions.

PMID:
11780416
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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