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Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for cancer in an obese male patient (BMI=32)

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2008;08(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2411

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We present a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in an obese patient using the AirSeal device. This trocar uses a different approach: instead of establishing a seal around each instrument, this trocar offers a totally open passage from the outside to the intra-abdominal space – i.e. no diaphragm, valves, gels, etc. — and maintains the pneumoperitoneum using a pressure barrier.