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JSLS. 2011 Jan-Mar;15(1):77-80. doi: 10.4293/108680811X13022985131778.

A simple, effective technique for port-site closure after laparoscopy.

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Liver Surgery Unit, 3rd Department of General Surgery, University of Milan, Faculty of Medicine, Humanitas Clinical Institute, Milan, Italy. boteaflorin@yahoo.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

Fascial closure of port sites represents a challenging issue in laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this article is to introduce a procedure that allows the safe suturing of the abdominal fascia in these wounds.

METHODS:

We herein describe a simple technique for fascial closure after laparoscopy using a transcutaneous approach and standard surgical instruments for suture.

RESULTS:

The method was used in 34 patients with no intraoperative incidents and no port-site hernias during a mean follow-up of 23.9 months (median 20.5, range 5 to 47).

CONCLUSION:

The procedure is easy to perform, safe, fast, and inexpensive.

PMID:
21902948
PMCID:
PMC3134702
DOI:
10.4293/108680811X13022985131778
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