Work performed at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.
Original Article - Clinical
Intercostal Insertion of Veress Needle for Canine Laparoscopic Procedures: A Cadaver Study
Version of Record online: 1 MAR 2012
© Copyright 2012 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 362–366, April 2012
How to Cite
Doerner, J., Fiorbianco, V. and Dupré, G. (2012), Intercostal Insertion of Veress Needle for Canine Laparoscopic Procedures: A Cadaver Study. Veterinary Surgery, 41: 362–366. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.00964.x
Presented in part at the ECVS, 18th annual scientific meeting, Nantes, France, July 2–4, 2009.
- Issue online: 11 APR 2012
- Version of Record online: 1 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: APR 2010
To record and compare the frequency of organ penetration after insertion of a Veress needle (VN) in 6 different intercostal spaces (ICS) for creation of pneumoperitoneum in canine cadavers.
Canine cadavers (n = 15).
In 15 cadavers positioned in dorsal recumbency, VN insertion in the right and left 8th–10th ICS was performed, the abdomen insufflated, and VN position and any visceral penetration recorded. The frequency of viscus penetration was assessed in all insertion sites.
In cadavers, the right 9th ICS was associated with the lowest number of organ penetrations after VN insertion.
In cadavers, the position associated with the lowest frequency of penetrating any intraabdominal structure was the 9th ICSon the right side.