Light Augmentation Device: A New Surgical Tool for Improved Laparoscopic Visibility and Transillumination: Proof-of-Concept Study

Emanuele Asti, Fabio Nebbia, Andrea Sironi, Vincenzo Bottino, Gianluca Bonitta, Luigi Bonavina

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Abstract

The light augmentation device (LAD®) is a new disposable tool designed to improve observation by transillumination in laparoscopic surgery. It can be introduced into the abdomen through an 11-12 mm port as a supplementary light source. The miniaturized design allows the surgeon to pick up the device with an endograsper and to place it under direct vision where needed. This proof-of-concept study demonstrated safety and efficacy of the device in the animal model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1018
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • laparoscopic dissection
  • laparoscopic visibility
  • reduction of injuries
  • Transillumination
  • vessel detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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