Single-incision total laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Department of Gynaecological Endoscopy, BEAMS Hospital, 674, 16 Cross Road, Behind Khar Gymkhana, Khar Pali, Mumbai 400052, India.
Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 01/2011; 7(1):78-82. DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.72389
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is an alternative to conventional multiport laparoscopy. Single-access laparoscopy using a transumbilical port affords maximum cosmetic benefits because the surgical incision is hidden in the umbilicus. The advantages of single-access laparoscopic surgery may include less bleeding, infection, and hernia formation and better cosmetic outcome and less pain. The disadvantages and limitations include longer surgery time, difficulty in learning the technique, and the need for specialized instruments. Ongoing refinement of the surgical technique and instrumentation is likely to expand its role in gynecologic surgery in the future. We perform single-incision total laparoscopic hysterectomy using three ports in the single transumbilical incision.

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