Absorbable laparoscopic cigarette sponge.

David W. Brandli, Jonathan E. Bernie, Thomas M. Connor, Chandru Sundaram

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Minor intraoperative bleeding during laparoscopy poses a significant challenge to the minimally invasive urologist. We report on our improvement of the previously reported laparoscopic cigarette sponge with absorbable materials. METHODS: The sponge was constructed from a strip of absorbable gelatin sponge wrapped in oxidized regenerated cellulose and secured with absorbable suture. This device can be inserted into the laparoscopic field through a standard 12-mm laparoscopic port and similarly removed. It can also remain intracorporeally if left behind following surgery. RESULTS: The sponge has proven to be very effective at controlling minor hemorrhage and aiding with dissection and retraction. CONCLUSION: This device has improved operative safety and provides a useful alternative when laparoscopic bleeding occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-363
Number of pages2
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2005

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Tobacco Products
Hemorrhage
oxidized cellulose
Absorbable Gelatin Sponge
Equipment and Supplies
Laparoscopy
Sutures
Dissection
Safety

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Absorbable laparoscopic cigarette sponge. / Brandli, David W.; Bernie, Jonathan E.; Connor, Thomas M.; Sundaram, Chandru.

In: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2005, p. 362-363.

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