Editorial Comment: Urologic Surgery Laparoscopic Access: Vascular Complications

Vol. 43 (1): 167-167, January – February, 2017

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2015.0369.1


EDITORIAL

Nikhil Sapre 1, Homayoun Zargar 1, 2

1 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; 2 Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Branco et al. (1) describe two cases of injuries during laparoscopic renal surgery; both recognized immediately and repaired laparoscopically. Laparoscopic entry complications are an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication of laparoscopic surgery. Most such injuries occur during initial trocar insertion and most commonly involve major vessels and/or bowel. Failing to recognize these immediately is a leading cause of death in patients (2). A review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

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