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Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Sep 11, 2018 by in ABDOMINAL MEDICINE Comments Off on Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Since the introduction of laparoscopic adrenalectomy in 1992, it has rapidly become the gold standard for surgical management of adrenal pathology. In this chapter, we describe current indications and techniques…

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Continent Urinary Diversion

Sep 11, 2018 by in ABDOMINAL MEDICINE Comments Off on Continent Urinary Diversion

Urinary diversion is a necessity after cystectomy. For the proper candidate, continent urinary diversion (CUD) may offer significant quality-of-life advantages. Several versions of continent diversion have been described, including the…

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Basic Instrumentation

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With ubiquitous adoption of laparoscopic surgery in many surgical disciplines, a wide variety of laparoscopic instruments are available in operating rooms. Herein we describe commonly useful laparoscopic instruments as well…

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Stapling and Reconstruction

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With the introduction of the laparoscopic nephrectomy in 1991 by Clayman and colleagues, advancements in minimally invasive surgical equipment have expanded the application of laparoscopic techniques to several urologic reconstructive-type…

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Transperitoneal Radical Prostatectomy

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Indications and Contraindications Prostate cancer is risk stratified on the basis of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), tumor grade, and clinical stage. Low-risk disease is defined by a PSA level lower than…

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