open laparoscopy

o·pen lap·a·ros·co·py

laparoscopy attained by insufflation of the abdomen, using a trocar placed under direct vision after making a small celiotomy incision.
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Open laparoscopy as a method of access in laparoscopic surgery.
Complications during set-up procedures for laparoscopy in gynecology: Open laparoscopy does not reduce the risk of major complications.
Regular laparoscopy, open laparoscopy, and the direct trochar incision method have all been shown to have a similar frequency of complications.
But the blade used for incision in open laparoscopy has also been known to cause great vessel injury.
The complications described in the opening case could have been avoided if the surgeon had performed a simple open laparoscopy or mini-laparotomy.
Only four of the procedures required conversion to an open laparoscopy, for a success rate of more than 99%, and there were no bowel or vascular injuries using this technique, he reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
This product further broadens Circon's current TRIPOLAR offering, adding to the already-available 10mm-diameter Classic, 10mm with rotation and 10mm-diameter short version for open laparoscopy.
Open laparoscopy is suitable when adhesions are unlikely
Open laparoscopy is typically performed by making a minilaparotomy incision at the umbilicus and then dissecting and entering the peritoneal cavity.
Open laparoscopy techniques, which allow the surgeon to enter the peritoneal cavity by direct vision without a sharp trocar, may diminish but not eliminate the risk of bowel injury.
6% of injuries were associated with open laparoscopy.
When the attachment lies directly beneath the umbilicus, however, open laparoscopy is no guarantee against injury.
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