Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, June 23rd, 2006
"Adequate exposure is of paramount importance in major abdominal surgeries. This is achieved by appropriately placed incision, proper position of the patients, and judicious use of retractors," scientists in India report.
"A third assistant is usually required for retaining the retractors. Self-retaining retractors have also been utilized for assisting in adequate exposure of the operative field. However, these retractors are complex and unwieldy, causing hindrance in the movement of the surgeon," wrote S.S. Qureshi and colleagues, Tata Memorial...
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