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Laparoscopic trocar-assisted colpotomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8416452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Trocar-assisted transvaginal colpotomy was performed in 17 patients to remove large pathologic specimens during laparoscopic operations when the specimen could not be extirpated through the laparoscopic ports. Under direct laparoscopic visualization, colpotomy was performed using a 10- or 11-mm disposable trocar without the sleeve. The trocar was removed, a ring forceps was placed through the incision, the incision was enlarged, and the mass was grasped with the ring forceps and removed. This technique is safe, fast, and easy to perform. In addition, smoke is not created and potential electrocautery damage to pelvic structures is avoided.
Authors:
J M Childers; D Huang; E A Surwit
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-21     Completed Date:  1993-01-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Genital Diseases, Female / surgery
Gynecology / instrumentation*
Humans
Laparoscopy*
Methods
Surgical Instruments*
Vagina / surgery*

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