Ancillary ports | definition of ancillary ports by Medical dictionary
in endoscopy, supplementary entry sites that allow insertion of instruments through the endoscope.
an·cil·la·ry ports (an'sil-ar-ē pōrts)
A supplemental entry site to allow insertion of instruments other than the endoscope during endoscopic surgery.
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It is common practice now to use needlescopic instruments either in a hybrid technique as an assistant to a traditional laparoscopic procedure at one or more ancillary ports
; or as a complete replacement for all standard 5- and 10-mm devices in a laparoscopy where the entire procedure is performed with miniaturized instruments.
* ISO 80369-2: Driving gases and breathing system ancillary ports
The only other ancillary ports
needed are 5-mm dissecting ports placed in the right and left lower quadrants.