Lost needle: a dilemma in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

Abstract

A case is presented where a needle was lost in the assistant's port during a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. This complication generated a unique dilemma: whether or not to disengage the robot and search for the needle or to continue with the operation and look for the needle at the end of the operation.

DOI: 10.1007/s11701-011-0321-4

Cite this paper

@article{Omar2012LostNA, title={Lost needle: a dilemma in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery.}, author={Mohd. Adan Omar and Amelia Davidson and Omer M. A. Karim}, journal={Journal of robotic surgery}, year={2012}, volume={6 1}, pages={73-5} }