Port assisted closure of laparoscopic wound: A safe and feasible technique

Leow, Voon Meng and Mohd Sikandar, Faizah and Sharif, Mohd Sharifudin and Letchumanan, Vasu Pillai and Khuan, Fuat Yang and Subramaniam, Manisekar K. (2015) Port assisted closure of laparoscopic wound: A safe and feasible technique. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 70 (5). pp. 278-280. ISSN 0300-5283

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Objective: Various techniques and instruments have been developed to provide safe and secure closure of laparoscopic wounds. Herein we describe a simple method to close laparoscopic supraumbilical wounds with the aid of a laparoscopic port. Method: This was a retrospective review of prospective data, which were from 151 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstone disease from December 2009 to December 2010 in Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital. A senior consultant hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgeon and two HPB trainee surgeons performed the operations. Postoperatively, all patients were followed up at 4 weeks. Results: All patients successfully underwent closure of the supraumbilical wound with the assistance of a 5mm laparoscopic port. None of the patients had incisional hernia on follow up. Conclusion: Port assisted closure of supraumbilical laparoscopic wounds is a feasible and safe technique.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD520-599.5 Surgery by region, system, or organ
Divisions: Institut Perubatan & Pergigian Termaju (Advanced Medical & Dental Institute (AMDI)) > Article
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Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 09:56
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/37443

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