Veress needle laparoscopic entry technique

Humphreys K, Cameron AL, Maddern GJ
Record ID 32010001672
Authors' recommendations: Two recent systematic reviews on Veress needle laparoscopic entry were identified. The main outcome examined in both reviews was complications caused by the entry technique. As demonstrated in the recent review by Ahmed et al (2008), there is insufficient high level evidence regarding the safety of the Veress needle and other entry techniques to determine a benefit of one over another. At this time a further full systematic review is unlikely to reach a different conclusion, although the inclusion of lower level studies may add value to the assessment, especially in terms of adverse events.A commentary has been provided by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) regarding their experience in the use of the Veress needle. This is shown in full in Appendix C.Please note that this Evidence Essentials document is not a comprehensive systematic review of the safety and effectiveness of the Veress needle laparoscopic entry technique, and should not be used for this purpose. This document presents a summary of the current, available high-level evidence.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Needles
  • Surgical Instruments
Organisation Name: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures-Surgical
Contact Address: ASERNIP-S 24 King William Street, Kent Town SA 5067 Australia Tel: +61 8 8219 0900
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