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Laparoscopic repair of iatrogenic bladder perforation
Article published in Urologia Polska 2002/55/3.


Adam Goł±b, Marcin Słojewski, Bartłomiej Gliniewicz, Andrzej Sikorski
Katedra i Klinika Urologii Pomorskiej Akademii Medycznej w Szczecinie Kierownik kliniki: prof, dr hab. Andrzej Sikorski


laparoscopy, bladder, perforation


Introduction. One of the complications of transurethral surgery is bladder wall injury. The classical method of intraperitoneal perforation repair comprises suturing in open surgery. In this case the authors used a laparoscopic technique.
Objective. To present our own experience of laparoscopic repair of iatrogenic bladder perforation.
Material and methods. There were 3 cases of intraperitoneal bladder perforation. Each one was a tumor resection complication. The mean age of patients was 64 years. Details of the surgical technique are presented.
Results. Operation time ranged from 25 to 40 min. There were no complications in the middle of laparoscopy or in the postoperative period. Hospitalization averaged 4 days. The time of recovery amounted to 12 days.
Conclusion. Laparoscopic repair of iatrogenic bladder perforation is valuable alternative to open surgery.


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