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Laparoscopic Tools Puncture The Gut Like A Juice Box Straw, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Study



7/22/2014 7:43:40 AM

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One of the most precarious moments in laparoscopic surgery happens right at the beginning: Surgeons puncture the skin with a primitive-sounding tool called a trocar, so that they can feed a camera and surgical tools through the small incisions. But there’s always risk that if they apply too much force, a lot of damage can be done to the delicate gooey bits on the other side.

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