Controversies in Single-port Laparoscopic Surgery

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Single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) is a rapidly involving minimally invasive surgical technique. SPLS has been applied to a variety of surgical procedures, including appendectomy, cholecystectomy, colectomy, and bariatric surgery. The true advantage of SPLS over conventional laparoscopic surgery has been always a topic of debate. Here, we discuss few controversies related to SPLS, starting from nomenclature, access techniques, true technical challenges, port-site hernia, and ideal patient for SPLS.

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