Laparoscopy: Learning a new surgical anatomy?
Article first published online: 10 APR 2009
Copyright © 2009 American Association of Anatomists
Anatomical Sciences Education
Volume 2, Issue 2, pages 81–83, March/April 2009
How to Cite
Jiménez, A. M. and Aguilar, J.-F. N. (2009), Laparoscopy: Learning a new surgical anatomy?. Anat Sci Ed, 2: 81–83. doi: 10.1002/ase.75
- Issue published online: 10 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 10 APR 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 18 FEB 2009
- Manuscript Received: 11 FEB 2009
- laparoscopic anatomy;
- surgical anatomy;
- postgraduate/residency training
Operative laparoscopy has progressed rapidly in recent years, and this alternative to the conventional approach for abdominal surgery has allowed the description of new planes, spaces, and anatomic references as a result of the artificial rupture of the “anatomical continuum.” Magnified laparoscopic views and the ability to deeply explore anatomic features better demonstrate the basic anatomy. Therefore, even as laparoscopy requires a more profound knowledge of basic anatomy, it enhances our understanding of this anatomy. Current technology for recording and editing video-taped sequences facilitates presentation on screen and can detail all aspects of interest, making such videos high value educational material for learners. Likewise, the experimental surgical laboratory is an indispensable setting for the development of these and other new technologies, transmission of their knowledge, and surgical progress. Anat Sci Ed 2:81–83, 2009. © 2009 American Association of Anatomists.