Venous injury during lymphadenectomy: management without laparotomy


During robotically-assisted pelvic lymphadenectomy, four venous injuries occurred that did not resolve with pressure. After the application of tightly woven, oxidized regenerated cellulose and a fibrin sealant, all four venotomies were hemostatic. There were no sequelae.

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Correspondence to Mitchel S. Hoffman.

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Hoffman, M.S., Humphrey, M.M. Venous injury during lymphadenectomy: management without laparotomy. J Robotic Surg 6, 267–268 (2012).

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  • Fibrin sealant
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Venous injury