ABSTRACT PURPOSE:To evaluate a new, low-cost, reusable balloon trocar device for dissection of the preperitoneal space during endoscopic surgery.
METHODS:Twenty swine (weight: 15-37 kg) were randomized to two groups, according to whether the preperitoneal space was created with a new balloon device manufactured by Bhio-Supply (group B) or with the commercially available OMSPDB 1000 ® balloon device manufactured by Covidien (group C). Quality and size of the created preperitoneal space, identification of anato… Show more
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