Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Surg Endosc. 2007 Aug;21(8):1264-74. Epub 2007 Feb 7.

Port closure techniques.

Author information

1
Department of Surgery, Haddawy Hospital, P.O. Box 608, DawarTamween, DeirEzzor, Syria. zahershaher@bigfoot.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Laparoscopic trocars do create wounds. This article aims to review and list different techniques used for closure of the fascia incision at trocar sites.

METHODS:

A literature search was performed for articles dealing with closure techniques. The author searched this subject in English on Medline by combining the words "trocar" and "hernia," as well as "Deschamps" and "Reverdin." All articles reporting techniques with their references were reviewed.

RESULTS:

The articles described many techniques in addition to classical closure using curved needles, including Grice needle, Maciol needles, Endoclose device, Carter-Thomason device, Tahoe ligature device, Endo-Judge device, eXit puncture closure device, Lowsley retractor, spinal cord needles, dual hemostat, suture carrier, Riverdin and Deschamps needles, and Gore-Tex closure device.

CONCLUSION:

Three main groups of techniques were found with favor of extracorporeal manipulations under direct visualization. Old methods are sufficient and cost-effective.

Comment in

PMID:
17285391
DOI:
10.1007/s00464-006-9095-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Support Center