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Use of a barbed suture for continuous urethro-vesical anastomosis during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

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Correspondence to Shomik Sengupta.

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David Pan and Shomik Sengupta contributed equally as first author.

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Pan, D., Sengupta, S. & Webb, D.R. Use of a barbed suture for continuous urethro-vesical anastomosis during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Robotic Surg 6, 241–242 (2012) doi:10.1007/s11701-011-0299-y

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Keywords

  • Bladder Neck
  • Urinary Extravasation
  • Single Experienced Surgeon
  • Tightening Force
  • Watertight Closure