A classical technique applied to laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery: transillumination of the inferior mesenteric root and its tributaries


Asoglu O.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, cilt.17, ss.458-460, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/lap.2006.0129
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.458-460

Özet

One of the major concerns associated with current techniques of laparoscopic rectal resections is the accurate, safe identification of the inferior mesenteric root and its tributaries, especially in patients with thickened, fatty mesentery. The classical technique of transillumination was applied successfully by the use of two telescopes, each with a different light source in laparoscopic rectal procedures. Therefore, this approach can decrease conversion and morbidity rates during the learning curve.