Single-Access Laparoscopic Surgery

Current Applications and Controversies

  • Giusto Pignata
  • Francesco Corcione
  • Umberto Bracale

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Enders Kwok-wai Ng, Anthony Yuen-bun Teoh
    Pages 11-19
  3. Paul M. Wilkerson, Yuen Soon
    Pages 21-31
  4. Marco Maria Lirici, Cecilia Ponzano
    Pages 33-56
  5. Roberto M. Tacchino, Francesco Greco
    Pages 57-70
  6. Eduardo M. Targarona, Carlos Rodriguez Luppi, Luis Pallares, Julio Lopez Monclova, Carmen Balague, Manuel Trias
    Pages 89-100
  7. Cristiano Germano Sigismondo Hüscher, Cecilia Ponzano, Ermenegilda Marzullo, Guido Prizio, Pierdomenico Ceccarelli, Vincenzo Della Vittoria et al.
    Pages 101-118
  8. Giusto Pignata, Jacopo Andreuccetti, Francesco Cabras, Giovanni Merola, Cesare Stabilini, Umberto Bracale
    Pages 119-128
  9. Léon Maggiori, Yves Panis
    Pages 129-136
  10. Umut Barbaros, Nihat Aksakal
    Pages 137-150
  11. Federica Cipriani, Francesca Ratti, Fabio Ferla, Michele Paganelli, Marco Catena, Luca Aldrighetti
    Pages 151-157
  12. G. Corrado, G. Pomati, S. Sindico, E. Vizza
    Pages 159-173
  13. A. Peri, A. Vinci, L. Pugliese, S. Bogliolo, A. Spinillo, A. Pietrabissa
    Pages 175-192

About this book


Single-access laparoscopic surgery (SALS), performed using a single transumbilical access, has recently proved to bring advantages over other forms of laparoscopic surgery due to the reduction in the number of incisions and the consequent decrease in morbidity, less blood loss and postoperative pain. Furthermore, cosmesis may be improved because incision within the umbilicus renders surgery virtually scarless. Nevertheless, as with all new surgical concepts, questions may be raised regarding safety, usefulness, and appropriateness. This book analyzes the use of SALS for different indications and abdominal surgical procedures based on a careful literature review of the experience of the most important surgical teams employing this approach and also the authors’ personal observations. The coverage is broad, encompassing, for example, the role of SALS in appendectomy, repair of abdominal wall defects, cholecystectomy, gastric surgery, nephrectomy, splenectomy, hemicolectomy, and pancreatic, liver, and gynecological surgery. Resident surgeons specializing in laparoscopy, researchers, and related healthcare professionals will find Single-Access Laparoscopic Surgery to be an invaluable source of information in an  area which deserves to receive detailed attention.



Abdominal surgery Laparoscopic surgery Reduced port surgery Scar-less surgery Single port laparoscopic surgery Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Giusto Pignata
    • 1
  • Francesco Corcione
    • 2
  • Umberto Bracale
    • 3
  1. 1.General and Miniinvasive surgerySan Camillo HospitalTrentoItaly
  2. 2.General, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgical UnitMonaldi HospitalNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of Surgical Specialities and NephrologyUniversity Federico II of NaplesNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06928-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06929-6
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