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Investigation of adhesion forces at the peritoneal surface

Taylor, G., Liskiewicz, T., Morina, A., Neville, A., Gaskell, P. and Jayne, D. (2008) Investigation of adhesion forces at the peritoneal surface. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 114. pp. 273-280. ISSN 1743-3541


There have recently been great advances in technology for minimally invasive (‘keyhole’) abdominal surgery. The latest developments in this area are aimed at the miniaturisation of devices, with the ultimate goal of complete internalization within the abdominal cavity. In this respect, a method of reliable and safe adhesion to the peritoneum – the tissue which lines the abdominal wall and the abdominal organs – would be advantageous. This paper investigates the possibility of adhesion by capillary forces by opposing the wet peritoneal surface with a range of simple surfaces.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Archiving permission sought.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Mechanical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Engineering Thermofluids, Surfaces & Interfaces (iETSI) (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mrs Fiona Slade
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:26
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/DN080281
Status: Published
Publisher: WIT Press
Identification Number: 10.2495/DN080281
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4932

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