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Comparative Study
, 25 (2), 404-7

Single-incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Lessons Learned for Success

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Comparative Study

Single-incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Lessons Learned for Success

Noam Shussman et al. Surg Endosc.

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Fig. 1
5 mm low profile trocars (Storz endoscopy) inserted through a single 18 mm skin incision. The use of these trocars enables minimal instruments’ collision and better maneuverability
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Fig. 2
RealHand (TM) hook (Novare surgical) dissecting off the gallbladder from the liver bed. The use of articulating instruments enables local triangulation, enhances dissection capability and improves the view
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Fig. 3
A Virtual Ports Endograb (TM). The use of endo-retractors optimizes retraction and exposure capability including changing retraction angles during the operation. B Virtual Ports Endograb (TM). The retraction of the gallbladder achieved with the device is shown
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Fig. 4
The advancement in operative time along the learning curve. The first procedure has taken 230 min while the latest ones took only 54–80 min

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