Re-look After Laparoscopic Resection

  • Howard M. RossEmail author


The ability to re-establish pneumoperitoneum at the termination of a laparoscopic colon resection allows a surgeon to look for bleeding, confirm the satisfactory performance of an anastomosis, and evaluate for the presence of a retained foreign body after an instrument or sponge count suggests an error, without enlarging an incision or converting to an open incision operation. Techniques described in this chapter permit the ready recreation of pneumoperitoneum without an incision being enlarged.


Second-look laparoscopy Pneumoperitoneum Laparoscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the Temple University Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA

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