Research Article| Volume 19, ISSUE 8, P825-833, July 1997

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Microlaparoscopy under Conscious Sedation Anaesthesia

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      In this era of cost-containment, there is great interest in transporting surgical procedures to an outpatient setting. The microlaparoscope offers the possibility of decreasing the number of conventional laparoscopies performed by doing many of them under local anaesthesia with conscious sedation instead. In addition, this instrument offers new avenues of investigation in the awake patient. This article will review the indications, contra-indications, and technique of microlaparoscopy using conscious sedation anaesthesia.


      En cette période de limitation des coûts, on s’intéresse beaucoup au transfert des interventions chirurgicales en milieu extrahospitalier. Le microlaparoscope permet de réduire les laparoscopies classiques en réalisant un grand nombre de celles-ci sous anesthésie locale, de préférence au moyen d’une sédation consciente. De plus, cet instrument ouvre de nouvelles possibilités d’exploration chez la patiente à l’état de veille. Dans cet article, on examinera les indications, les les contre-indications et la technique de microlaparoscopie au moyen d’une anesthésie par sédation consciente.

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