SINGLEACCESS TRANSUMBILICAL LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDECTOMY USING CURVED REUSABLE INSTRUMENTS: AN INITIAL REPORT OF THREE CASES

K Grozdev, G Velev, A Koichev, K Angelov, G Todorov
PROCEEDINGS 36 Scripta Scientifica Medica   unpublished
The continuous evolution of laparoscopic surgery and the ambition of better cosmetic results raise the need for less invasive procedures. The umbilicus represents a natural scar and constitutes a well-healing site of access to the peritoneal cavity. Single-access Transumbilical Laparoscopy (SATL) is gaining popularity and can be an alternative surgical treatment for acute appendicitis. We report three cases of SATL appendectomy using curved reusable instruments.
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