Novel technique of Vest suture vesicourethral anastomosis in a morbidly obese patient undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy

Angela Kamerer, Joseph Basler, Ian Thompson

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Abstract

Purpose: The urethrovesical anastomosis can be a technically challenging procedure in the morbidly obese patient. We successfully overcame this challenge using a Vest suture technique. Materials and Methods: After the completion of radical prostatectomy a Stamey needle is passed through the perineum under bimanual control. Vest sutures are placed and tied with a Foley catheter in place. Results: This technique was used in a morbidly obese patient. Postoperatively continence was excellent. Conclusions: In the morbidly obese patient this novel technique of Vest suture placement should be considered to facilitate urethrovesical anastomosis after the completion of radical prostatectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume170
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

Keywords

  • Anastomosis
  • Obesity
  • Prostate
  • Prostatectomy
  • Surgical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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