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ABSTRACT: In order to reduce clashing between the instruments during single-incision endoscopic surgery or reduced port surgery we have developed a new multichannel port with wider distance between the channels.
We used the newly developed multichannel port (x-Gate®) in 34 patients undergoing a variety of reduced port surgery procedures. The operation records of these patients were reviewed.
Overall performance of x-Gate® was sufficient in the clinical experience. There have been no complications attributed to x-Gate®. We found that with the x-Gate® the conflicts among the forceps have been drastically improved compared with other multi-channel ports we had used before, which had a shorter distance between the channels.
Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies: MITAT: official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy 01/2012; 21(1):26-30. · 1.33 Impact Factor