Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgery Technique in Children Using Glove-Port and Conventional Rigid Instruments

Arslan M. S. , Arslan S., Zeytun H., Basuguy E., Aydogdu B., Okur M. H. , ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.80, no.4, pp.327-332, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-017-1599-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-332
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) is a surgical technique with many advantages over conventional laparoscopy. Its range of indications has expanded alongside the development of its unique tools and equipment. We are able to safely perform SPLS with the low-cost glove-port method without need of any specially developed SPLS port or the TriPort Access System. For this study, the files of patients who underwent laparoscopic surgeries performed between the dates of January 2013 and December 2014 at our clinic were reviewed. Umbilical access single-port abdominal surgeries which were performed using glove-port technique were included in the study. Two hundred nineteen patients who underwent SPLS surgery were included in the study. Of these patients, 158 (72.1%) were male and 61 (27.8%) were females. 58.4% of the cases were appendectomies (n = 128), 20% were orchidopexies (n = 44), 8.6% were orchiectomies (n = 19), 5.4% were ovarian cyst excisions (n = 12), 3.6% were varicocelectomies (n = 8), 2.2% were peritoneal dialysis catheter placements (n = 5), and 1.3% were nephroureterectomies (n = 3). In 67 cases (30.4%), Kirschner wire was used to eliminate the need for a second port. The study concludes that glove-port SPLS, which can readily be performed using conventional tools and Kirschner wire rather than expensive specially developed instruments, is a preferable technique because it is reliable, more cost-effective, and results in a scarless recovery.