Vol 80, No 4 (2009)

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Pneumoperitoneum in laparoscopic surgery – techniques of achievement and complications

Paweł B. Siekierski, Andrzej Malinowski, Małgorzata Gorzała
Ginekol Pol 2009;80(4).


Summary The development of endoscopic techniques enables their application in numerous and increasingly extensive surgical procedures. Most complications related to laparoscopy are connected with the first blind entry into the peritoneum. The following paper presents the most frequently used methods of achieving pneumoperitoneum and related complications. Further research is essential to define the optimal method for achieving pneumoperitoneum and reducing the risk of complications.

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