Laparoscopic instrumentation, videoimaging, and equipment disinfection and sterilization

D W. Duppler, Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington, Maine.


Laparoscopic equipment, like the field of laparoscopic surgery, continues to evolve rapidly. This article discusses basic laparoscopic equipment and instruments now being developed as well as the basics of videoimaging. The topic of sterilization and disinfection of laparoscopic equipment is presented in detail.