Bowel injury in open technique laparoscopic cannula placement

Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, Louis R. Kavoussi, Craig A Peters

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Open trocar placement is used by many surgeons during laparoscopy to avoid some of the potential complications of Veress needle and sharp trocar insertion. We describe a case of serosal bowel injury with a holding stitch placed to obtain an airtight peritoneal cavity during open laparoscopic trocar placement in a two-year-old patient. The importance of inspection of the initial umbilical puncture site is emphasized and a rapid, simple technique for repair of minor bowel injuries is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-560
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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