Retroperitoneoscopy: the Washington University Medical School experience.

  title={Retroperitoneoscopy: the Washington University Medical School experience.},
  author={Elspeth Marguerita McDougall and Ralph Victor Clayman and Pat Fadden},
  volume={43 4},
OBJECTIVE To describe our initial experience with balloon dilatation of the retroperitoneum. METHODS In 12 patients undergoing laparoscopic renal surgery, the retroperitoneum was dilated using the technique of balloon dilatation. This technique is described and the operative procedure performed in each patient is outlined. The postoperative recovery data and complications are also presented. RESULTS This procedure provided excellent exposure of the anatomic structures within the… CONTINUE READING