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Post-operative complications following minimal access surgery.

Authors
  • Smith, A R1
  • 1 Department of Urological Gynaecology, Saint Mary's Hospital for Women and Children, Manchester, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bailliere's best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology
Publication Date
February 2000
Volume
14
Issue
1
Pages
123–132
Identifiers
PMID: 10789264
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The growth in popularity of minimal access surgery in gynaecology has coincided with a reduction in the length of hospital stay. Patients need to be made aware of the potential for and symptoms and signs of complications to ensure that they seek help at an early stage. Clinicians need to be vigilant in the recognition of adverse events both intra- and post-operatively to minimize the risk of developing serious complications. The growth in litigation in minimal access surgery represents, in part, a failure of surgeons to adapt to the new demands of this type of surgery.

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