Title

Alternate technique for cul-de-sac insufflation for laparoscopy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1988

Abstract

The alternative method for cul-de-sac insufflation for laparoscopy presented here employs a 16-gauge butterfly needle attached to a ring-tip forceps. This needle is passed easily through the posterior fornix into the pouch of Douglas. The 100 women in the study underwent this cul-de-sac insufflation procedure without intraoperative or postoperative complications. Pneumoperitoneum was achieved in all 100 cases. Slightly higher intra-abdominal pressures (16 to 20 mm Hg) and slower rates of CO2 delivery were observed during the procedure.

Publication Title

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Volume

88

Issue

6

First Page

755

Last Page

756

Comments

This article was published in Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 88, Issue 6, Pages 755-756.

The published version is available at https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2098375.

Copyright © 1988.

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