Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has gained worldwide acceptance as an effective surgical treatment of acute appendicitis. One of its main advantages is the almost total absence of cosmetic sequelae. Obviously, this relates with the use of little sized trocars. Whereas the whole dissection can be performed by means of two 5-mm operative ports, other than the 10-mm laparoscope one, usually the dissected appendix cannot be removed through a 5-mm trocar. As in most cases a 5-mm camera is not available, the surgeon must use a second 10-mm trocar, thus losing the cosmetic advantages. In this technical note a cheap trick to retrieve the specimen after LA is described.
Corresponding Author: Giovanni D. Tebala, MD; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFree PDF Download
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Specimen removal after laparoscopic appendectomy: a cheap trick
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 12 - N. 1