Modified open laparoscopy through placement of an optical surgical obturator

Steven G. Kaali, David H. Barad, Irwin R. Merkatz

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Objective: To describe a new technique for open laparoscopy. Design: Prospective case series. Setting: Ambulatory surgical unit. Patient(s): Fifty-six women undergoing laparoscopic sterilization. Intervention(s): Intra-abdominal placement of an optical surgical obturator. Main Outcome Measure(s): Evaluation of surgical technique. Result(s): The technique was completed successfully in all cases. Conclusion(s): This new surgical approach may assist surgeons in avoiding inadvertent injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-971
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1997


  • Endopath Optiview
  • Open laparoscopy
  • modified

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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