What equipment is needed to perform an extraperitoneal nephrectomy?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Michael Grasso, III, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Basic laparoscopic equipment includes the light source, carbon dioxide insufflator, main and accessory monitors, laparoscopic ports, and 30º and 45º laparoscopes. Accessory equipment, such as atraumatic graspers, right-angle laparoscopic clamps, laparoscopic scissors, dissectors (hook electrocautery, LigaSure or Harmonic scalpel), and specimen retrieval bags are routinely used.


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