Operative culdolaparoscopy: A new approach combining operative culdoscopy and minilaparoscopy

Daniel A. Tsin, Liliana T. Colombero, Dawar Mahmood, Joan Padouvas, Panagiotis Manolas

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The tendency is to use small cannulas for operative laparoscopy; however, working with these cannulas may have technical limitations. We developed a technique for performing appendectomy combining culdoscopy and minilaparoscopy. It uses 3- or 5-mm abdominal cannulas, and the large 10- or 12-mm cannula is inserted into the posterior vaginal fornix under laparoscopic surveillance. The vaginal port is used to introduce operative instruments and extract specimens, and for vision. Culdolaparoscopy avoids additional or large abdominal ports, thus overcoming limitations of small cannulas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-441
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


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