Atraumatic and expeditious laparoscopic bowel handling using a new endoscopic device

J. W. Milsom, J. Okuda, Seon Hahn Kim, G. I. Shore, J. E. Wilson

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In laparoscopic colorectal surgery, effective handling of the bowel is mandatory to avoid bowel injury and excessive manipulation and to obtain adequate traction and clear exposure. We have developed a simple laparoscopic tool that permits effective and safe retraction of the small or large intestine and that is especially helpful in taking down the hepatic and splenic flexures and in dissecting the mesorectum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1394-1395
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 2
Externally publishedYes



  • Bowel handling
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic retractor
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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