Suture or hemostatic agent during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy? A randomized study using a hypertensive porcine model.

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OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of 3 biologic hemostatic devices with that of conventional suture during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) in a hypertensive porcine model. Improving hemostasis, urinary tract closure, and the warm ischemia (WI) time are important in the development of LPN. METHODS A total of 40 pigs were randomized prospectively… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2008.08.477

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