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Laparoscopic one-trocar cholecystectomy: the glove technique, tips 'n tricks

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2011;11(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2964

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The objective of this film is to demonstrate a technique for cholecystectomy using a single port situated in the umbilicus. This home-made system is inexpensive. It has been used a lot in South Korea and Japan. It consists of a surgical glove connected to the Applied Medical Alexis® wound retractor. Different ports are introduced through the finger of the glove. Two 5mm flexible ports will be placed, as well as a rigid 12mm port —a Versaport™ by Covidien, which is beneficial as it allows for the introduction of a 10, 12, or 5mm scope and for abdominal cavity insufflation.