Transverse versus vertical camera port incision in robotic radical prostatectomy: effect on incisional hernias and cosmesis.

@article{Beck2011TransverseVV,
  title={Transverse versus vertical camera port incision in robotic radical prostatectomy: effect on incisional hernias and cosmesis.},
  author={Shawn M Beck and Douglas Skarecky and Kathy Osann and Reina Juarez and Thomas E Ahlering},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={586-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of incisional hernias (IHs) and propose a simple modification to reduce the incidence of IHs. Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) historically uses a vertical midline camera port incision to extract the prostate. METHODS Of 900 consecutive RARPs, the initial 735 had a vertical and subsequent 165 transverse incisions. Two methods were used to identify IHs: clinic visits noted in the prospective database and screening using electronic mail. We compared… CONTINUE READING
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