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Ergonomic use of the fourth arm to oversew the dorsal vascular complex (DVC) during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP).
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PMID:  23323700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate an ergonomic fourth arm technique to oversew the dorsal vascular complex (DVC) during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Balloon of a Foley catheter inflated in the bulbar urethra. Fourth arm cranial traction via suture in the tip of the catheter. DVC oversewn under direct vision.
RESULTS: Oversew of DVC with minimal patient-side surgical assistance. About a 50% reduction in apical positive margin rate.
CONCLUSION: A useful, ergonomic method of oversewing the DVC during RALP.
Omer Karim; Amrith Rao; Emma Marsdin; Rajesh Kavia; Arie Parnham; Hanif Motiwala; Marc Laniado
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJU international     Volume:  111     ISSN:  1464-410X     ISO Abbreviation:  BJU Int.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886721     Medline TA:  BJU Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors BJU International © 2012 BJU International.
Centre for Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK.
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