Due to interest in the development of less invasive surgical techniques diagnostic laparoscopy has been used in patients with non-palpable testes and since February 1992, it has also been clinically applied in laparoscopic surgery. So far 22 patients have been submitted to this procedure. Pelvic lymphadenectomy was performed in 18 patients: 12 cases, affected by prostatic cancer, were submitted to dissection of the obturator nodal tissue, while in the remaining 6 cases, affected by bladder cancer, dissection was extended along the iliac vessels up to their confluence. In 8 patients affected by bilateral varicocele, simultaneous varicocelectomy of both internal spermatic veins was performed whilst in 2 adult patients submitted to laparoscopy for nonpalpable testicle, ablation of the abdominal retained testis was performed. Very low morbidity, decrease in hospitalization, prompt recovery was reported also in elderly patients. It is held that laparoscopic surgery is a very important tool for urologists. Its indications are not yet very wide as other laparoscopic operations are still too time-consuming compared to open surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Laparoscopic surgery: Our experience|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Urologica Italica|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
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