Ancillary Intraoperative Equipment and Techniques

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
  • Bartholomäus Böhm


This chapter discusses several types of laparoscopic instrumentation that we believe have the potential to significantly enhance the laparoscopic procedures of the future. Because of the surgeon’s inability to directly palpate organs and structures of the abdominal cavity, some ancillary equipment, such as laparoscopic ultrasonography, may prove to be valuable in the complete laparoscopic assessment of the abdominal cavity.


Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Falciform Ligament Laparoscopic Ultrasonography Colorectal Cancer Surgery Doppler Probe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Milsom
    • 1
  • Bartholomäus Böhm
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Colorectal Surgery Research, Department of Colorectal SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für ChirurgieUniversitätsklinikums CharitéBerlinGermany

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