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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

Laparoscopic port cleaning: A technique for better visualization

Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
A Aldohayan
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2542-4629.193041

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Introduction: Laparoscopic approach had enormously advanced the surgical intervention. Such advancement had its own difficulties. One of this is the visualizations of internal structures by the endoscopic camera. Camera lens condensation or contamination by blood and/or fat obscures such view. Materials and Surgical Technique: Here, we present an additional technique in which the use of sterile surgical strips by its specific absorptive and availability in different widths and lengths to clean the endoscopic entry ports with special focus over 5 mm ports that can be combined to the other well-known anticondensation methods for the overall better visualization. Discussion: Different modalities to clean laparoscopic entry ports have been described but with difficulties and associated risks and limitations. The use of sterile packing strips in cleaning laparoscopic ports avoids the disadvantages descried in other modalities and in the same time being easy, adjustable, and have low cost.

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