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 TROUBLESHOOTING IN MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-87

Rescue stitch: A minimal access surgeon's lifeboat in life-threatening intraoperative bleeding


Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Abhishek Singh
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_186_17

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Bleeding in a minimal access surgery can be very intimidating for a laparoscopic surgeon. Open conversion becomes an imminent option in these situations. Although open conversion is not a surgical defeat, in certain situations, bleeding can be salvaged using a ‘rescue stitch.’ We, herein, describe rescue stitch along with a rescue tray and its application during intraoperative bleeding in minimal access surgery.






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