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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 2012, Article ID 305428, 7 pages
Review Article

Comparison of Two Entry Methods for Laparoscopic Port Entry: Technical Point of View

Department of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantation, and Advanced Technologies, University of Catania, Cannizzaro Hospital, Via Messina 829, 95126 Catania, Italy

Received 27 February 2012; Accepted 5 April 2012

Academic Editor: Andrea Tinelli

Copyright © 2012 Adriana Toro et al. 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.


Laparoscopic entry is a blind procedure and it often represents a problem for all the related complications. In the last three decades, rapid advances in laparoscopic surgery have made it an invaluable part of general surgery, but there remains no clear consensus on an optimal method of entry into the peritoneal cavity. The aim of this paper is to focus on the evolution of two used methods of entry into the peritoneal cavity in laparoscopic surgery.