Cheap Retrieval Bag for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • DC Shyam
  • AJ Baruah
  • N Topno

Abstract

Gallstone disease is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions that require surgery and currently laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the standard treatment for symptomatic cholelithiasis. Use of a laparoscopic bag for facilitating extraction/ morcellation of the operative specimen has been shown to minimize infection of wound and abdominal cavity. Various laparoscopic bag substitutes like latex gloves and glove fingers have been used. We described a sterilized plastic surgical drain cover as a reasonable substitute for retrieving the gallbladder after LC.
Published
2013-01-10
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