A simple, effective technique for port-site closure after laparoscopy

Florin Botea, Guido Torzilli, Vasile Sarbu

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: Fascial closure of port sites represents a challenging issue in laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this article is to introduce a procedure that allows the safe suturing of the abdominal fascia in these wounds. Methods: We herein describe a simple technique for fascial closure after laparoscopy using a transcutaneous approach and standard surgical instruments for suture. Results: The method was used in 34 patients with no intraoperative incidents and no port-site hernias during a mean follow-up of 23.9 months (median 20.5, range 5 to 47). Conclusion: The procedure is easy to perform, safe, fast, and inexpensive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Port-site closure
  • Trocar-site hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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