Rectal injury during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: detection and management.

@article{Masuda2010RectalID,
  title={Rectal injury during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: detection and management.},
  author={Tomoko Masuda and Hidefumi Kinoshita and Sachiyo Nishida and Gen Kawa and Mutsushi Kawakita and Tadashi Matsuda},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={492-5}
}
Among 294 patients who underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), five (1.7%) developed complications such as rectal injury (RI) and rectourethral fistula (RUF). In four patients, the RI was immediately repaired by placing two layers of uninterrupted sutures without fecal diversion. The RI in two of these four patients were diagnosed using a transrectally inserted Hegar uterine dilator (26 mm). The remaining patients, who presented with RUF as the primary manifestation, were… CONTINUE READING