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Surgical complications of laparoscopic urological surgery.

Lasser MS, Ghavamian R - Arab J Urol (2012)

Bottom Line: As surgical volumes increase, the incidence and magnitude of complications have increased progressively.Meticulous surgical technique, surgeon experience, and a high degree of suspicion are necessary throughout the surgical endeavour.The intraoperative recognition and management of complications is mandatory.

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Affiliation: Section of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urologic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To describe the incidence, identification and management of common intraoperative complications, including vascular, urological, bowel and visceral complications, of laparoscopic urological surgery.

Methods: We searched the databases of PubMed and Medline for relevant English language reports, using the keywords 'laparoscopy', 'urologic' and 'complication'.

Results: The search yielded 967 papers in all, and a review of these yielded a total of 42 relevant papers.

Conclusion: Despite its advantages, laparoscopic urological surgery is associated with complications having rates as high as 22%. As surgical volumes increase, the incidence and magnitude of complications have increased progressively. Meticulous surgical technique, surgeon experience, and a high degree of suspicion are necessary throughout the surgical endeavour. The intraoperative recognition and management of complications is mandatory.

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A urethrovesical anastomotic urinary leak after robotic prostatectomy.
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f0015: A urethrovesical anastomotic urinary leak after robotic prostatectomy.

Mentions: Lower urinary tract injury is a rare occurrence during LUS. Throughout pelvic LUS the urinary organs are the centre of attention and, therefore, the major complication is that of anastomotic leakage, not urinary tract injury. Leakage is a known complication after laparoscopic prostatectomy, at the urethrovesical anastomosis (Fig. 3), and after transvesical procedures, at vesicotomy closure.


Surgical complications of laparoscopic urological surgery.

Lasser MS, Ghavamian R - Arab J Urol (2012)

A urethrovesical anastomotic urinary leak after robotic prostatectomy.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f0015: A urethrovesical anastomotic urinary leak after robotic prostatectomy.
Mentions: Lower urinary tract injury is a rare occurrence during LUS. Throughout pelvic LUS the urinary organs are the centre of attention and, therefore, the major complication is that of anastomotic leakage, not urinary tract injury. Leakage is a known complication after laparoscopic prostatectomy, at the urethrovesical anastomosis (Fig. 3), and after transvesical procedures, at vesicotomy closure.

Bottom Line: As surgical volumes increase, the incidence and magnitude of complications have increased progressively.Meticulous surgical technique, surgeon experience, and a high degree of suspicion are necessary throughout the surgical endeavour.The intraoperative recognition and management of complications is mandatory.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Section of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urologic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To describe the incidence, identification and management of common intraoperative complications, including vascular, urological, bowel and visceral complications, of laparoscopic urological surgery.

Methods: We searched the databases of PubMed and Medline for relevant English language reports, using the keywords 'laparoscopy', 'urologic' and 'complication'.

Results: The search yielded 967 papers in all, and a review of these yielded a total of 42 relevant papers.

Conclusion: Despite its advantages, laparoscopic urological surgery is associated with complications having rates as high as 22%. As surgical volumes increase, the incidence and magnitude of complications have increased progressively. Meticulous surgical technique, surgeon experience, and a high degree of suspicion are necessary throughout the surgical endeavour. The intraoperative recognition and management of complications is mandatory.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus