Water-filled laparo-endoscopic surgery (WAFLES): A new surgical system performed under irrigation of isotonic water

Tatsuo Igarashi, Masayuki Teranuma, Takuro Ishii

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Abstract

A new surgical system that irrigates abdominal cavity during operation was introduced with special attention to overage of hemorrhage using an extracorporeal cisterna set on the small incision of the abdomen. Standard surgical maneuver was done successfully, including cutting, dissecting and cessation of hemorrhage. The article refers to present status about abdominal irrigation or lavage in various therapeutic modalities, its advantages and draw backs, and its impact in promoting new modality of surgeries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Flow Stream
  • Hemorrhage
  • Irrigation
  • Isotonic Water
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Water Pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Health Informatics

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