Received: 29 March 2020
Accepted: 4 August 2020
First Online: 31 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This paper is the description of a technique that uses a different anatomical approach for an established procedure of blind port insertion in laparoscopic surgeries and does not come under the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki definition of human experimentation. Still, the procedure and relevant risk involved were presented and discussed in our institution’s review and audit board meeting. The board agreed upon the safety aspect of the technique and concluded that since it is a retrospective study and does not disclose the identity of the patient, it does not require ethical committee approval. It was believed that this technique is undertaken in the best interest of the patients and does not violates the Indian Council of Medical Research ethical guidelines (2017).
: Since we are in the publication of textbooks and research papers on gynecological endoscopy, we have routinely incorporated in our consent form in the local language that without disclosing patients’ identity, her data could be used for academics and research purposes.
: The authors declare that there is no competing interests, financial or non-financial. Authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information is not influenced by any personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations.