In clinical situations where more than one procedure is required, a properly positioned hand-assist device can be used to obviate the need for two large incisions. We present four cases of hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy combined with a simultaneous second organ extraction. Each of the four primary procedures, as well as one of the four secondary procedures, was performed using a hand-assisted laparoscopic technique. In two cases, the secondary procedure was performed with an open surgical technique through the hand-assist incision. For the remaining secondary procedure, we used a laparoscopically assisted technique.
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Landman, J., Figenshau, R., Bhayani, S. et al. Dual-organ ablative surgery using a hand-assisted laparoscopic technique. Surg Endosc 16, 215–216 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004640080174