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Creation of pneumoperitoneum using a bladed optical trocar in morbidly obese patients: technique and results.

Authors
  • Bernante, Paolo1
  • Foletto, Mirto
  • Toniato, Antonio
  • 1 Patologia Speciale Chirurgica, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. [email protected] , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obesity surgery
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2008
Volume
18
Issue
8
Pages
1043–1046
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11695-008-9497-8
PMID: 18478308
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We think that our technique of entering the abdominal cavity via a bladed optical trocar without prior abdominal insufflation can be performed safely in morbidly obese patients. More studies and larger series are needed to validate this method.

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