Hybrid approach of retractor-based and conventional laparoscopy enabling minimally invasive hysterectomy in a morbidly obese Patient: Case report and review of the literature

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Minimally invasive hysterectomy in obese patients may be limited by laparoscopic sight on the one hand and by intraoperative complications related to reduced ventilation due to pneumoperitoneum on the other. Retractor-based laparoscopy offers an operative technique reducing anesthesia risks. We report the case of laparoscopic hysterectomy in an obese patient of short stature. Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy was performed by a hybrid approach of a retractor system exerting its effects on lifting the abdominal wall through gravity and conventional laparoscopy, thus bypassing the adverse effects of pneumoperitoneum on ventilation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMinimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies
Volume23
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
ISSN1364-5706
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2014

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Hybrid approach of retractor-based and conventional laparoscopy enabling minimally invasive hysterectomy in a morbidly obese Patient: Case report and review of the literature'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this