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Figure 1: The assembly of the surgical glove port. A wound protector-retractor is placed into a 3 cm transumbilical incisions. A standard sterile surgical glove is snapped on the outer ring of the wound protector. Standard trocar sleeves are inserted into three of the fingers of the glove and secured in position by tying cut fingers from the other surgical glove in the pair around the trocars. The entire intra-abdominal component of the operation is then performed via this device as the sole abdominal access.