The use of an endoscopic stapler vs suture ligature for dorsal vein control in laparoscopic prostatectomy: operative outcomes.

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OBJECTIVE To identify differences in operative outcome between methods of controlling the dorsal vein complex during laparoscopic prostatectomy, i.e. suture ligature or stapling with an endoscopic stapler (Endopath ETS Flex 45 linear stapler; Ethicon, Cincinnati, OH, USA). PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 120 patients who had a laparoscopic prostatectomy… (More)

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@article{Nguyen2008TheUO, title={The use of an endoscopic stapler vs suture ligature for dorsal vein control in laparoscopic prostatectomy: operative outcomes.}, author={Mike Minh Nguyen and Burak Turna and Bruno Mello R. Santos and Rodrigo Frota and Monish Aron and Robert J. Stein and Jason M. Hafron and Inderbir S. Gill}, journal={BJU international}, year={2008}, volume={101 4}, pages={463-6} }