Laparoscopic Technique for Extraction of Large Abdominopelvic Masses

22 Views | Sep 15, 2021

Authors: Kristin Ambacher, Meghan O'Leary, Liane Belland

Affliations: University of Calgary

This video reviews the preoperative evaluation of patients presenting with large abdominopelvic masses including history, physical exam, imaging and tumor markers. It also displays and discusses described methods of drainage and spill containment for these large pelvic masses. Finally, it explains and demonstrates a new technique for efficient laparoscopic excision and extraction of large abdominopelvic masses which can be employed by surgeons of various levels of comfort with laparoscopy. The video shows this technique employed for a cyst that measured 15 x 13 cm with benign features on ultrasound that was managed entirely laparoscopically and easily removed through an 8 mm port site with no spill.

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