Minimal invasive surgery principles
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Minimally invasive surgery may be defined as a method for performing established surgical procedures by remote manipulation in a confined anatomical space. This leads to a reduction of access trauma, thereby reducing surgical complications, accelerating recovery, and improving cosmesis. In order to succeed in this task, it is necessary to gain visual access to the operating site via scopes and operating access for the instruments via working ports. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.