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SURGICAL CRAFT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 479-480

A simple method to take urethral sutures for neobladder reconstruction and radical prostatectomy


Division of Genito-Urinary Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai - 600 036, India

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B Satheesan
Division of Genito-Urinary Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (W.I.A.) Adyar, Chennai
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.36729

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For the reconstruction of urethra-vesical anastamosis after radical prostatectomy and for neobladder reconstruction, taking adequate sutures to include the urethral mucosa is vital. Due to the retraction of the urethra and unfriendly pelvis, the process of taking satisfactory urethral sutures may be laborious. Here, we describe a simple method by which we could overcome similar technical problems during surgery using Foley catheter as the guide for the suture.


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