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Study on injuries to the ureter during robotic prostatectomy

from News-Medical

There may be warning signs to help surgeons avoid damaging part of the urinary system during robot-assisted surgical removal of prostate cancer, ultimately preventing the expense of additional surgery, according to researchers at Henry Ford's Vattikuti Urology Institute. Although rare, they found instances when the ureter — tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder — were cut and required repair. In each case, they identified patient characteristics that may forewarn such damage. The study was recently published in the Journal of Endourology. more

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