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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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PRIEGO-JIMENEZ, Pablo; RUIZ-TOVAR, Jaime  and  PAIVA-CORONEL, Gabriel Alejandro. Use of Foley’s catheter to control abdominal wall bleeding in the trocar insertion place during laparoscopic surgery. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.3, pp.241-244. ISSN 1022-5129.

BACKGROUND: Abdominal wall bleeding in the port-site insertion place during laparoscopic surgery is sometimes difficult to control and can be associated with morbidity ranging from parietal pain up to haematoma and massive haemoperitoneum. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We perform a retrospective study of our experience in the management of the abdominal wall bleeding port-site using a Foley’s catheter (24F), in those cases when haemostasis with electrocautery was not achieved. RESULTS: This technique was used in 35 patients (27 women and 8 men) with a mean age of 45,37 years (range 24-82 years). The median of time up to the removal of the catheter was 36 hours (range 24-48 hours), without observing bleeding or prolongation of the hospital stay or readmission. CONCLUSIONS: The use of Foley’s catheter is a simple and efficient method for the control of the port-site bleeding during laparoscopic surgery.

Keywords : Laparoscopy; Haemorrhage; Port-site; Foley’s catheter.

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