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Difficult case of ureteral identification during laparoscopic sigmoidectomy: interest of augmented reality

J Leroy, MD, FRCS L Soler, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2010;10(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2890

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The aim of this video is to show the benefit of imaging when faced with anatomical abnormalities to avoid incidents during the surgical procedure. In this case, it is the left ureter that is abnormal, passing behind a section of the left iliac ureter, the latter being in fact an abnormally long left iliac artery and its course partially hiding the ureter. The procedure is a sigmoidectomy for cancer of the sigmoid colon in an averagely obese patient.