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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 121-127
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/DTE.2.121

A Simple Suturing Technique for Laparoscopic Ligation of Vascular Pedicles

University of Arizona, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Tucson 85712, Arizona, USA

Received 14 June 1995; Accepted 3 July 1995

Copyright © 1996 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report on the performance of 348 adnexectomies and 35 uterine artery ligations for both benign and malignant disease using a simple laparoscopic suturing technique. Only 5-mm ports are required, and there was no morbidity directly associated with this approach. The procedure can be performed quickly, is relatively inexpensive, and allows hysterectomy and oophorectomy to be performed without bipolar electrocautery.