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Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 14, Issue 1–2, pp 142–143 | Cite as

Laparoscopic appendectomy with 1.7-mm instruments

  • F. Schier
TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS

Abstract

A modified technique for laparoscopic appendectomy is described. The telescope features two channels, one for the optical system and the second for forceps, scissors, and endoloops. The operation is performed through the working channel. The coaxial instrument is inserted through the umbilicus. One or two additional 1.7-mm instruments stabilize the appendix during the procedure. This technique leaves practically no scars.

Key words Laparoscopic appendectomy   Children 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Schier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Medical Center Jena, Bachstrassse 18, D-07740 Jena, GermanyDE

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