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J Endourol. 2011 May;25(5):737-8. doi: 10.1089/end.2010.0435. Epub 2011 Apr 14.

Use of neurosurgical patties for dissection in laparoscopic procedures of the urinary tract.

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Department of Urology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.


Minimal bleeding during endoscopic surgery of the urinary tract may prevent optimum vision. We used neurosurgical patties for dissection during our laparoscopic procedures in the pediatric population and aimed to describe this technique as an alternative to standard ways of dissection during laparoscopic procedures. We have performed 21 procedures, including pyeloplasties, nephrectomies, and management of duplication anomalies, by using 0.5 inch Codman neurosurgical patties.™ Use of neurosurgical patties during laparoscopic urologic procedures yields a clear vision that enables the surgeon to perform the procedure more comfortably and effectively.

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