The hand port: an asset to the laparoscopic surgeon
Chowbey, Pradeep K.; Dhir, Arun; Khullar, Rajesh; Sharma, Anil; Soni, Vandana; Baijal, Manish; Vashistha, Ashish and Dewan, Amit (2002) The hand port: an asset to the laparoscopic surgeon. Indian Journal of Surgery, 64 (4). pp. 347-352.
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Introduction: Improvements in technology and surgeon's experience of the surgeon are fast expanding the applications of laparoscopy. The hand port is one such technological innovation that is a promising asset to the laparoscopic surgeon. Our preliminary experience suggests that the hand port provides a feasible, safe and an expeditious access option. Moreover the hand port site can be used to deliver the dissected specimen or perform anastomosis on exteriorised gut and attain better vascular control. Material and Methods: Between May - Aug 2001 four cases were performed wherein a Hand Port was used. Results: The Hand port proved to be a viable access option. The presence of the surgeons hand inside the abdomen provided valuable information via tactile sensation and greatly assisted in retraction, dissection and manipulation Conclusion: The Hand port can indeed prove to be a valuable assest to the laparoscopic surgeon. It not only increases the surgeons efficiency but also preserves the advantages of minimal access surgery to the patient.
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