Added value of surgical interdisciplinarity - the Joel-Cohen's abdominal incision

  • Background: Surgical methods have profited from the exchange of knowledge among different specialties. Endoscopy which was introduced by gynecologists, surgeons, and internists is used now by all disciplines, and most of yesterday's laparotomies have now endoscopic alternatives. However, laparotomies are still needed, and there is no agreement among surgeons about what is the optimal abdominal incision. The Joel-Cohen incision which is used by gynecologists and obstetricians could become a valid alternative to the methods in use. Method: The Joel-Cohen Method, which was evolved for abdominal hysterectomy is described here in detail. Only two instruments are used to open the abdomen, usually with no need for hemostasis. Conclusion: The Joel-Cohen incision is suggested as a valid alternative for any emergency or elective surgical or urological abdominal operation. Its benefits are short operation time diminished blood loss and less need for analgesics.

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Author:Michael StarkORCiD, Kai WitzelORCiDGND, Tahar BenhidjebORCiDGND, Sven BeckerGND
Parent Title (English):Annals of medicine and surgery
Place of publication:Amsterdam [u.a.]
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/06/01
Date of first Publication:2021/06/01
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/10/25
Tag:Laparotomy. Joel-Cohen; Pfannenstiel; Surgery; Urology
Issue:art. 102455
Article Number:102455
Page Number:4
First Page:1
Last Page:4
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0