A simple and secure method to fix laparoscopic trocars in children

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2006 Apr;16(2):188-90. doi: 10.1089/lap.2006.16.188.


We introduce a simple method of fixing trocars to the abdominal wall in children. Before anchoring the trocar, a piece of Tegaderm polyurethrane adhesive (3M Healthcare, St. Paul, Minnesota) is attached to the trocar. A silk stitch is anchored to neighboring skin, and then transfixed over the shaft of the trocar through the adhesive. Both inward and outward movement of the trocar can be restrained. This method is simple, fast, secure, and can be applied to trocars of any size.

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Wall / surgery*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopes*
  • Occlusive Dressings*
  • Suture Techniques