Double-pigtail stenting of the ureters: Technique for securing the ureteral orifices during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for large median Lobes

Youssef El Douaihy, Gerald Y. Tan, Philip J. Dorsey, Jay K. Jhaveri, Ashutosh K. Tewari

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Abstract

Patients with large median prostate lobes undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy are at potential risk of ureteric orifice injury, during posterior bladder neck transection and vesicourethral anastomosis reconstruction. We describe our technique of in situ robot-assisted ureteral stenting with double-pigtail stents for accurate observation and preservation of the ureteral orifices. We have performed this maneuver in over 30 patients in our cohort of over 1500 patients undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy to date-none of these patients developed urinary leak or bladder neck contracture, and had uneventful cystoscopic removal of stents at 6 weeks after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1975-1977
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endourology
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

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