Use of a warming bath to prevent lens fogging during laparoscopy

James A. Brown, Michelle D. Inocencio, Chandru P. Sundaram

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe a techique of using a warming bath to prevent lens fogging during laparoscopy. Materials and Methods: A warming machine (OR Solutions Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, model ORS-2038) containing a sterile water bath maintained at 120°F is used to warm laparoscope lenses during laparoscopic surgery in order to prevent lens fogging. Results: We have used this technique in place of a hot water thermos or defogging solution the past 5 years during hundreds of laparoscopic cases and have noted a significant decrease in lens fogging and the need to clean the lens of water vapor condensate. Conclusions: A water bath capable of maintianing hot water at a stable 120°F is an effective alternative technique for maintaining warm laparoscope lenses and preventing lens fogging during laparoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2413-2414
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Endourology
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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