Laboratory evaluation of laparoscopic vascular clamps using a load-cell device--are all clamps the same?


PURPOSE The use of effective vascular clamps is key to successful laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Based on our clinical experience the occlusive capabilities of vascular clamps appeared to be quite variable. We compared the occlusive force of currently available laparoscopic vascular clamps. MATERIALS AND METHODS The jaw force of 3 laparoscopic vascular… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.06.018