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Original Article

A Simple and Safe Technique in Extracting Specimen after Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adem Yuksel, Murat Coskun

Keywords : Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Port hernia, Specimen extraction

Citation Information : Yuksel A, Coskun M. A Simple and Safe Technique in Extracting Specimen after Sleeve Gastrectomy. World J Lap Surg 2019; 12 (1):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1357

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Introduction: Today, minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic, robotic) methods are becoming increasingly common. In the procedures in which the resection was performed with a minimally invasive surgical method, specimen removal can be time-consuming and complicated. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy specimens removed from a 12-mm trocar area without additional tools. Materials and methods: Between January 2016 and December 2017, 129 patients underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity. In all patients, the specimen was removed from the abdomen from a 12-mm trocar area without additional tools. Results: The mean specimen removal time was 2.38 ± 1.9 minutes. During the follow-up period, no wound infection and trocar hernia were observed in any patient. Conclusion: The technique applied is minimally invasive, not time-consuming, and simple when compared to other techniques reported.

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