Utility of extracorporeal traction with nylon thread for easier vesicourethral anastomosis in laparoscopic prostatectomy.

@article{Kondo2005UtilityOE,
  title={Utility of extracorporeal traction with nylon thread for easier vesicourethral anastomosis in laparoscopic prostatectomy.},
  author={Yukihiro Kondo and Ichiro Matsuzawa and Jun Watanabe and Tsutomu Hamasaki and Kazuhiro Yoshida and Taiji Nishimura},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={
          1082-4
        }
}
PURPOSE Vesicourethral anastomosis in laparoscopic prostatectomy is a very difficult procedure. Our purpose in this study was to evaluate a new method using extracorporeal bladder neck traction with nylon thread for vesicourethral anastomosis during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 10 patients underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy by this technique, and we evaluated anastomosis time, operative time, and postoperative status of vesicourethral… CONTINUE READING