Safe laparoscopic access in pediatric patients

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Abstract

The most serious complications of laparoscopy are attributable to gaining access to the peritoneal cavity. This has traditionally been performed with a closed technique utilizing the Verres needle and subsequently with a 5 to 10 mm trocar. The risks of blind peritoneal access are magnified in pediatric patients due to the smaller abdominal cavity and the closer proximity of the great vessels. Open techniques have been devised for adults but often require a larger incision with an undesirable cosmetic result in pediatric patients. We describe a safe, open technique for laparoscopic access to the pediatric peritoneal cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-581
Number of pages3
JournalUrology
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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Peritoneal Cavity
Pediatrics
Abdominal Cavity
Surgical Instruments
Cosmetics
Laparoscopy
Needles

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Safe laparoscopic access in pediatric patients. / Conlin, Michael; Skoog, Steven.

In: Urology, Vol. 44, No. 4, 1994, p. 579-581.

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