Veress needle

Ver·ess nee·dle

(fer'es), Avoid the misspelling Verres.
A needle equipped with a spring-loaded obturator that is used to gain access to the peritoneal cavity before insufflation of the abdomen in laparoscopic surgery.
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A veress needle was inserted along the lower edge of navel to establish CO2 pneumoperitoneum; pressure was kept at 8~10 mmHg.
The Veress needle was inserted through a stab incision in the supraumbilical region and pneumoperitoneum created; 10 mm telescope port was made at Veress needle site and endoscope was introduced through the port.
Pneumoperitoneum can also be created by a blind method using the Veress needle.
Due to the presence of complex ovarian cyst, the patient underwent laparoscopy After induction of anesthesia, carbon dioxide (CO ) pneumoperitoneum was created using Veress needle insertion technique.
2] is a sterile, single-use device with a molded plastic dome, a suction-system port, and a septum for Veress needle insertion from Life Care Medical Devices that is designed to provide safe and rapid access for minimally invasive surgery.
Insufflation was with a Veress needle if the patient had no prior midline surgery and intra-abdominal adhesions were not suspected, and otherwise with an open Hasson technique or insufflation at Palmer's point.
The Veress needle was introduced through subcostal margin into the cyst, with care taken not to injure the diaphragm and cause a pneumothorax.
Pneumoperitonem was achieved with Veress needle through periumbilical incision and maintained at a pressure of 12mm of mercury during whole procedure.
You can't put a Veress needle through the small bowel.
For laparoflation, veress needle was placed 3 cm caudal to umbilicus and 12 mm Hg intra abdominal pressure @ 2 lt/min was achieved with C[O.
It is a dome shaped device that utilises a negative pressure technique to raise the abdominal wall above critical organs and vessels during Veress needle entry.