Is there any difference between the distances created by towel clamp lifting and towel clamp plus manual lifting of the anterior abdominal wall for direct trocar entry in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery? A prospective interventional study.

Usta T. A., Karacan T., Kovalak E. E., Hanli U., NAKİ M. M.

Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association, vol.18, no.4, pp.174-180, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Most surgeons prefer to perform anterior abdominal wall lifting during abdominal entry to avoid damage to intestines or main vessels. Anterior abdominal wall lifting is assumed to prevent vital organ injuries by creating an adequate distance prior to entry into the peritoneal cavity. In this study, we compared the distance created for trocar entry into the peritoneal cavity with towel clamp lifting and towel clamp plus manual elevation of the anterior abdominal wall.