Transvaginal single port cholecystectomy

Fausto J. Davila, Daniel A. Tsin, Leopoldo S. Gutierrez, Jose Lemus, Ramiro Jesus, Martha R. Davila, Jeslia Torres-Morales

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Background: Transvaginal cholecystectomy encourages researchers to develop new hybrid or pure techniques for natural orifice surgery. We present an approach that combines flexible endoscopes, rigid instruments, and percutaneous needles. Methods: A 26-year-old female patient with cholelithiasis underwent a single-port culdolaparoscopy cholecystectomy at "Hospital Regional Poza Rica" (Poza Rica, Mexico) on July 2008. The surgery was performed with only 1 transvaginal 16mm in diameter by 32 cm in length port. The instruments included a gastroscope, laparoscopic 5mm in diameter by 43 cm in length instruments, percutaneous reins, and hook needle. Results: The patient was discharged 24 hours after surgery, which is customary for the hospital, without pain or visible scars. Conclusions: Single transvaginal port cholecystectomy using a gastroscope and laparoscopic 5mm instruments in a parallel path is a feasible procedure in selected patients. This technique requires no abdominal ports assistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Culdolaparoscopy
  • Single port
  • Transvaginal cholecystectomy


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