Use of elastic self-retaining retractor for assisting minilaparotomy in gynecologic surgery

Muhammad Faisal Aslam, Dmitry Fridman, Neekianand Khulpateea

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this article is to describe the experience of using the elastic self-retaining retractor in gynecology. Design: The article is designed as a case series report. Materials and Methods: The use of minilaparotomy with elastic self-retaining retractor (Mobius, Apple Medical, Marlborough, MA), for both adnexal masses and large uteri in 5 cases, is described. Results: There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications. All patients had minimal blood loss and were discharged home on postoperative day 1. Conclusions: Minilaparotomy with self-retaining elastic retractor is a useful alternate to traditional laparotomy and laparoscopy. (J GYNECOL SURG 28:347)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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