Wound complications in transumbilical single incision laparoscopy: 1127 consecutive cases

Helmut Weiss, Jan Schirnhofer, Walter Brunner, Matthias Biebl, Katharina Pimpl, Christof Mittermair, Christian Obrist, Tobias Hell, Robert Frass & Nicolas Waldstein
Introduction: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy (SIL) was developed to decrease the abdominal wall trauma and visible scars. Beside the possible benefits one concern is a potential high risk of wound complications. We analysed wound complications in the largest SIL cohort study. Materials[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]