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Minerva Ginecologica 2002 October;54(5):439-42

language: Italian

Value and significance of cystoscopy during laparoscopic hysterectomy

Fasolino A., Cassese S., Fasolino M. C., Pastore E.


The purpose of our study is to identify the ureteral and vesical lesions that may occur in the course of total laparoscopic hysterectomy using intraoperative cystoscopy. After the patient has been placed in dorsolithotomic position, we used a Hourcabie manipulator, a 10 mm umbilical trochar and two 5-mm suprapubics. Total hysterectomy is carried out and after closing the vagina 5 ml of stain in a physiological solution are injected into the vein to carry out cystoscopy. Analysis refers to the first 120 patients from 1998 to 1999 treated with laparoscopic hysterectomy. No material or vesical intraoperative lesions were found in any of the patients with the exception of a vesical lesion which was sutured during laparoscopy. Even with the cystoscopic finding normal, 2 fistulas were observed 20 and 25 days after the operation, so the negativity of the cystoscopy excludes certainly immediate complications but not late ones. Furthermore, not all surgeons carry out intraoperative cystoscopy, so the data available are scanty.

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