Mechanical Basics of Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Carol E. H. Scott-ConnerEmail author


Flawless and smooth completion of laparoscopic surgical procedures requires complete understanding of equipment, techniques, and regional anatomy. This chapter details some of the basic principles common to all laparoscopic surgical procedures. It should be read and thoroughly understood as a background to the technical chapters that deal with specific surgical procedures.


Abdominal Wall Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Laparoscopic Splenectomy Subcutaneous Emphysema Laparoscopic Surgeon 
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Further Reading

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  4. SAGES laparoscopy troubleshooting guide. Accessed 13 Sep 2013.
  5. Soper N, Scott-Conner CEH, editors. The SAGES manual: fundamentals of laparoscopy and GI endoscopy, vol. I. New York: Springer Science + Business Media; 2012.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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