Posted in Laparoscopic Injuries
Posted by Dr Mike O'Connor on 24 March 2013
Laparoscopic Injuries Inserting a needle into the abdomen and peritoneal cavity for the purpose of instilling carbon dioxide gas in preparation for laparoscopy is essentially very safe because of the design of the Verres needle: once the resistance of the abdominal wall is overcome a sheath slides over the sharp needle to prevent it damaging bowel and other organs. The devices used to instil gas have pressure controls which limit the flow of gas under conditions of high pre...
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