Nobuyuki Sakurazawa, MD1, Masao Miyashita1, Shigeki Yokomuro1, Satoshi Matsumoto1, Youichi Kawano1, Akihisa Matsuda1, Kazuya Yamahatsu1, Eriko Shinozuka1, Junichiro Harada1, Kumiko Sekiguchi1, Fumihiko Ando1, Hiroki Masuda1, Manpei Kawashima1, Shintaro Kanaka1, Hiroshi Makino2, Eiji Uchida3. 1Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusou Hospital, 2Nippon Medical School Tama Nagayama Hospital, 3Nippon Medical School Main Hospital
Background: Endoscopic surgery has been widely adopted as minimally invasive surgery, but it has the limitation of only allowing instruments to be introduced through the ports. Consequently, if bleeding occurs when the usual method is used, switching between using ordinary forceps and a suction tube makes the procedure complicated. This tip suction forceps are equipped with a tissue-grasping function and with 2.5mm suction hole at the tips of the gasping parts that are capable of suctioning blood and mist. In this study, we assessed their usefulness for laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy.
Methods: During the period from January to September 2017, we assessed operation time, blood loss and clear view at the operation in 11 laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy cases using the tip suction forceps.
Results: The average operative time was 251.4 minutes. The average blood loss was 11.4 ml. All patients had good view at operation and uneventful postoperative courses.
Conclusion: The tip suction forceps are capable of suctioning blood and mist to make clear view. It appeared to be useful for endoscopic surgery.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 86954
Program Number: P503
Presentation Session: iPoster Session (Non CME)
Presentation Type: VPoster