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Laparoscopic entry in obese patients: Jain point

Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Nutan Jain,<sup>1</sup> Sakshi Srivastava,<sup>2</sup> Vandana Jain,<sup>3</sup> Priyanka Sureddi<sup>2</sup>

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Objectives: The study aims to analyze the safety of a novel entry port, the Jain Point for first blind laparoscopic entry port in obese patients, which is non umbilical in position, located in mid abdomen, applicable in patients with or without previous surgery.
Methods: The study was conducted at an advanced laparoscopy center between January 2011 to December 2023. Total 9715 patients underwent laparoscopy and out of these, 1362 were selected and categorized as per WHO criteria for obesity. The selection criteria were solely based on BMI. All first blind entries were made by Jain point. The entry related complications were compared with other conventional techniques.
Results: In the study period, 1362 obese patients were operated. Time spent in establishing the pneumoperitoneum and trocar entry was comparable to other conventional approaches with a short learning curve. Major complications in the form of MRV (major retroperitoneal vessel) injury was not noted in our series. No injury to stomach and any other viscera noted. Minor complications in the form of prepertioneal insufflation and omental emphysema in 2.7% and failed entry were noted in 1% cases. All surgeries were completed laparoscopically and majority of patients were discharged in 24 to 48 hours.
Conclusions: Keeping in context the safety of non umbilical entry ports, this study proposes Jain Point a, lateral, non-umbilical, primary blind entry port, as a viable option in obese patients, with or without previous surgeries.


laparoscopic entry, obesity, abdominal wall, umbilicus