Alternative technique for laparoscopic port-site closure

Stephen B. Williams, Matthew L. Greenberger, William F. Pearce, Garo M. Tertzakian

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We demonstrate a safe and reproducible technique for laparoscopic port-site closure. First, we use hemostatic tonsil forceps to deliver a 0-polyglactin suture into the abdomen via a puncture through the rectus fascia parallel to the fascia defect under visual guidance. Second, we perform a similar puncture with the tonsil forceps on the opposite side of the fascia defect under direct vision to grasp the suture. This cost-effective maneuver is safe and eliminates the need for ancillary port-site closure devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-312
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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