Mini-Laparoscopy: Instruments and Economics.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Mini-laparoscopy (Mini) was pioneered more than 20 years ago, initially with instruments borrowed from other specialties and subsequently with tools designed specifically for Mini. Early adoption of Mini was inhibited though by the limitations of these first-generation instruments, especially functionality and durability. Newer generation Mini instruments have recently become available with improved effector tips, a choice of shaft diameters and lengths, better shaft insulation and electrosurgery capability, improved shaft strength and rotation, more ergonomic handles, low-friction trocar options, and improved instrument durability. Improvements are also occurring in imaging and advanced energy for Mini. The current status of mini-laparoscopy instruments and economics are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shadduck, PP; Paquentin, EM; Carvalho, GL; Redan, JA

Published Date

  • November 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 /

Start / End Page

  • 59 - 64

PubMed ID

  • 26680380

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26680380

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1090-3941


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States