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Thread-passer for laparoscopic use. Preliminary results with a prototype
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16060188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Authors present their prototype of a thread-passer for laparoscopic use, devised, designed and produced by them. The prototype was made at the Politecnico di Torino, Department of Mechanical Engineering. This tool consists of a rod measuring 12 mm in diameter, with a curved dove-tailed slotted end to lodge and pass the surgical thread. A 5-mm diameter operative canal passes through the instrument to permit the passage of a dissector to grasp the thread. The Authors used the instrument during three cholecystectomies and three appendectomies. The aim is to pass the thread around an anatomical structure without any loose ends, using only one port to favour surgical manoeuvres and avoiding the use of much more expensive devices.
Sergio Gentilli; Silvia Pessione; Maria Chiara Benedetto; Andrea Bellan; Mauro Velardocchia
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chirurgia italiana     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0009-4773     ISO Abbreviation:  Chir Ital     Publication Date:    2005 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-02     Completed Date:  2005-09-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151753     Medline TA:  Chir Ital     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  ita     Pagination:  491-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinica Chirurgica Ospedale Maggiore di Novara, Università del Piemonte Orientale.
Vernacular Title:
Passafilo a uso laparoscopico: risultati preliminari di un prototipo.
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MeSH Terms
Appendectomy / instrumentation,  methods
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / instrumentation,  methods
Equipment Design
Surgical Instruments*

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