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Complications Associated with the Use of Clips

  • Matthew Bream
  • Lee Ponsky
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Abstract

Surgical clips are commonly used for urologic surgeries and provide a reliable means of closure for a variety of tissues. Their ease of use, rapid application, and reliability have helped to advance the techniques of laparoscopy. Complications related to clips fortunately are rare but have the potential to result in significant harm. With proper application of surgical clips, we feel that many of these complications may be avoided, and thus we focus much of this chapter on surgical techniques. Recognizing that no method is absolutely fail-safe, we discuss common pitfalls and highlight the identification and management of complications. By having an increased understanding of the potential pitfalls, it is our goal that prevention and early recognition can help prevent these complications from resulting in catastrophic outcomes.

Keywords

Surgical clip Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Complication Hemorrhage Hem-o-lok 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urology Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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