Renato S Argollo

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INTRODUCTION We performed a laparoscopic radical cystoprostatectomy followed by constructing a Y-shaped reservoir extra-corporeally with titanium staples through a 5-cm muscle-splitting Pfannenstiel incision. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE Upon completion of the extirpative part of the operation, the surgical specimen was entrapped and removed intact through a 5-cm(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently, nonabsorbable staples have been safely used in a variety of urologic open and laparoscopic extirpative and reconstructive procedures. We report the surgical steps of our technique of U-shaped orthotopic ileal neobladder created with titanium staples. TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS Using stay stitches, a 45 to 50-cm ileal segment is(More)
INTRODUCTION We evaluated the feasibility and describe the surgical technique of using the Ti-Knot device TK-5 to secure the dorsal vein complex (DVC) during 20 consecutive cases of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and cystoprostatectomy. TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS Bloodless DVC ligation and transection was successfully achieved in 19 (95.03%) of 20(More)
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