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Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery- Are there Limitations of Minimal Invasive Surgery? Definition of an Opinion

Volume 7 - Issue 1

Matthias Kapischke* and Alexandra Pries

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    • Department of Surgery, Staedtisches Klinikum Guetersloh, Gemany

    *Corresponding author: Matthias Kapischke, Department of Surgery, Staedtisches Klinikum Guetersloh, Reckenberger Strasse 19, 33332 Guetersloh, Germanyssssw

Received: July 13, 2018;   Published: July 19, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001447

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There are a significant number of reports about single port operations available in the scientific publications. The advantage of lower access trauma compared to conventional laparoscopy is frequently propagandized; nevertheless, taking factors like Health-related Quality of Life (HrQoL), shorter hospital stay or improved cosmesis into consideration it becomes difficult to find confirmation of the above in the existing studies. There remains an assumed equality to the standard procedure in particular operated organ systems with considerably higher costs when using commercial available ports and specific angulating instruments. It still remains unclear which patient population is most suitable for this technique. Currently single port technique does not have evident advantages compared to conventional laparoscopic surgery. It is to be hoped that current and future clinical trials provide insight and clarity.

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