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Equations and Nomogram of Afifi et al for Safe Entry to Avoid Vascular Injury During Abdominal Laparoscopic Injury

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Afifi et al developed tools for determining the length of a Veresa needle needed for pneumoperitoneum during abdominal laparoscopic surgery. The goal is to have a needle long enough to enter but not long enough to injury retroperitoneal vessels. The authors are from Birmingham Women's Hospital, the University of Birmingham and Chelsea and Westminister Hospital in London.

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