Development of a novel controllable, multidirectional, reusable metallic port with a wide working space

Seiji Hosaka, Takeshi Ohdaira, Satoshi Umemoto, Makoto Hashizume, Shunji Kawamoto

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Background: Endoscopic surgery is currently a standard procedure in many countries. Furthermore, conventional four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy is developing into a single-port procedure. However, in many developing countries, disposable medical products are expensive and adequate medical waste disposable facilities are absent. Advanced medical treatments such as laparoscopic or single-port surgeries are not readily available in many areas of developing countries, and there are often no other sterilization methods besides autoclaving. Moreover, existing reusable metallic ports are impractical and are thus not widely used. Material and methods: We developed a novel controllable, multidirectional single-port device that can be autoclaved, and with a wide working space, which was employed in five patients. Results: In all patients, laparoscopic cholecystectomy was accomplished without complications. Conclusion: Our device facilitates single-port surgery in areas of the world with limited sterilization methods and offers a novel alternative to conventional tools for creating a smaller incision, decrease postoperative pain, and improve cosmesis. This novel device can also lower the cost of medical treatment and offers a promising tool for major surgeries requiring a wide working space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalMinimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Equipment and Supplies
Developing Countries
Medical Waste
Postoperative Pain
Health Care Costs
Therapeutics

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Development of a novel controllable, multidirectional, reusable metallic port with a wide working space. / Hosaka, Seiji; Ohdaira, Takeshi; Umemoto, Satoshi; Hashizume, Makoto; Kawamoto, Shunji.

In: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, Vol. 22, No. 6, 01.12.2013, p. 319-323.

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Hosaka, Seiji ; Ohdaira, Takeshi ; Umemoto, Satoshi ; Hashizume, Makoto ; Kawamoto, Shunji. / Development of a novel controllable, multidirectional, reusable metallic port with a wide working space. In: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies. 2013 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 319-323.
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