Laparoscopic surgery following abdominal wall reconstruction: description of a novel method for safe entry


Mr R. Crawford, Gynaecological Oncology, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK.


We rport a technique for safe laparoscopic access for gynaecological surgery in women who have had their abdominal wall reconstructed by plastic surgery. The abdominal wall incisions for placement of the trocars are made in the abdominoplasty scars and are cosmetically acceptable. In a limited series there appears to be no excess morbidity.