Prospective comparison between the AirSeal® System valve-less Trocar and a standard Versaport™ Plus V2 Trocar in robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy.

@article{Horstmann2013ProspectiveCB,
  title={Prospective comparison between the AirSeal® System valve-less Trocar and a standard Versaport™ Plus V2 Trocar in robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Markus Horstmann and Kevin Douglas Horton and Michael Kurz and Christian Padevit and H. Gennari John},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          579-82
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To prospectively compare the AirSeal® System valve-less Trocar with a standard Versaport™ Plus V2 Trocar as assistant insufflating port in transperitoneal and extraperitoneal robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (t-RARP/e-RARP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Two consecutive cohorts of patients undergoing RARP using either a 12 mm AirSeal valve-less Trocar (n=19 [14 t-RARP/5 e-RARP]) or a 12 mm Versaport Plus V2 Trocar (n=17 [11 t-RARP/6 e-RARP]) were prospectively evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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