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  • 2002-12-13

Prevention of ureteral injury in difficult laparoscopic dissection via infrared ureteral stents

Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2002;02(12). URL:
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This video demonstrates the usefulness of infrared ureteric stents during rectal or colonic resection when there is unusual dense adhesions or mass involving the lateral pelvic wall. In this case, the patient is having a rectal resection due to severe endometriosis and there were dense adhesions between the rectum, uterus and the pelvic wall. The presence of the infrared stents visible by the 3-chip camera allowed the surgeon to mobilize the rectum off the pelvic wall and the uterus without fear of damage to the ureter, which was close by but well outlined.