School of Medicine
Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) nephrectomy provides excellent cosmetic outcomes, but is technically challenging due to loss of triangulation and increased instrument collision. A novel Percutaneous Externally Assembled Laparoscopic (PEAL) surgical system was developed to simplify minimally invasive surgery while providing a nearly scarless outcome. In this study, the feasibility of the PEAL system for nephrectomy was determined.
West, Benjamin; Thomas, Jerry; Keheila, Mohamed; Khater, Nazih; Abourbih, Samuel; Cheriyan, Salim; Pierce, Matthew; Baldwin, Duane D.; and Shen, Jim
"The Feasibility of Percutaneous Externally Assembled Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: a New Surgical System,"
Loma Linda University Student Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/llu-student-journal/vol2/iss1/5