There has been an increase in the number of urologic procedures performed robotically assisted; this is the case for radical prostatectomy.
Currently, in the USA, 67% of prostatectomies are performed robotically assisted. With this increase in robotic urologic surgery it is clear that there are more surgeons in their learning curve, where most of the complications occur. Among the complications that can occur are vascular injuries. These can occur in the initial stages of surgery, such as in accessing the abdominal cavity, as well as in the intraoperative or postoperative setting. We present the most common vascular injuries in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, as well as their management and prevention. We believe that it is of vital importance to be able to recognize these injuries so that they can be prevented.
Sotelo R, Nunez Bragayrac LA, Machuca V, Garza Cortes R, Azhar RA. Are you the author?
Instituto Médico La Floresta, Urbanización La Floresta, Calle Santa Ana, Clínica La Floresta, Caracas 1060, Venezuela; Instituto Médico La Floresta, CIMI Centro de Cirugía Robótica y de Invasión Mínima, Caracas, Venezuela; Institute of Urology, Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA; Urology Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Reference: Ther Adv Urol. 2015 Feb;7(1):41-8.