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Various Port-site Closure Techniques in Laparoscopic Surgeries

MK Medha

Citation Information : Medha M. Various Port-site Closure Techniques in Laparoscopic Surgeries. World J Lap Surg 2016; 9 (3):138-141.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1291

Published Online: 01-06-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).



Minimally invasive surgeries are the advantageous and cosmetically better surgical procedures nowadays. But laparoscopic trocars do create wounds. It is necessary to close these wounds with a good technique in order to decrease the complications related to port-site complications, especially hernia.


This study is to review and list different techniques used for closure of port-site wounds.

Materials and methods

A literature search was performed for the articles related with techniques of closure of trocar sites. For this purpose, the search engines used were Google, HighWire Press, and SpringerLink. Only those techniques that include the usage of suture materials, suture carriers, and various needles were reviewed in this study. Special devices made for port-closure are not reviewed here.


The study describes many techniques, including classical closure using curved needles, such as the Grice needle, Maciol needles, spinal needles, dual hemostat, suture carrier, modified Veress needle with a slit made in retractable brunt tip, dental awl with an eye, prolene 2/0 on straight needle aided by Veress needle, straight needle armed with suture, modified Veress needle bearing a crochet hook at tip; Foley catheter threaded through port-hole for elevation of fascial edge upon traction; fish-hook needle improvised out of a hypodermic needle by bending it to 180°; U-shaped purse-string suture placed in the fascia around port-hole.


There are plenty of techniques for closure of trocar-site wounds, all of them are effective in closing the fascial defect of abdominal wall.

How to cite this article

Medha MK. Various Port-site Closure Techniques in Laparoscopic Surgeries. World J Lap Surg 2016;9(3):138-141.

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