Indian Journal of Urology
SURGICAL CRAFT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 479--480

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


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

Correspondence Address:
B Satheesan
Division of Genito-Urinary Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (W.I.A.) Adyar, Chennai
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Satheesan B, Kathiresan N. A simple method to take urethral sutures for neobladder reconstruction and radical prostatectomy.Indian J Urol 2007;23:479-480


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Satheesan B, Kathiresan N. A simple method to take urethral sutures for neobladder reconstruction and radical prostatectomy. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2019 Oct 23 ];23:479-480
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