Urologic laparoscopy with a new blunt-tipped trocar: safe, rapid access without the use of fascial sutures.


Journal Article

Fifteen patients underwent successful laparoscopic procedures where a new blunt-tipped trocar was used both to gain initial access to and to insufflate the abdominal cavity. The use of this new trocar obviates the need for the use of the Veress needle and appears to be both time-saving and possibly safer. Unlike the Hasson-type trocar, the blunt trocar technique does not require the use of fascial sutures for prevention of air leaks.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ohl, DA; Faerber, GJ; Hurd, WW

Published Date

  • June 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 861 - 864

PubMed ID

  • 8197651

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8197651

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0090-4295(94)90153-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States