Single-setting laparoscopic approach to synchronous urologic tumors

Rocco Papalia, Giuseppe Simone, Salvatore Guaglianone, Ester Forastiere, Michele Gallucci

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Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of two or three concomitant laparoscopic procedures in the same patient in one anesthesia session. Patients and Methods: Data were reviewed for 32 patients for whom two or three concomitant laparoscopic surgeries at our institution were considered. Preoperative details, port position, surgical time, blood loss, complications, hospital stay, and postoperative recovery were analyzed. Results: Thirty-two patients underwent two concomitant laparoscopic procedures and one patient three procedures. Surgical time was increased by 6 minutes because of the repositioning time of the patients. There were no complications during all procedures, and hospital stay was not increased, being limited only by the first procedure. Conclusion: Planned laparoscopic surgery for two or three urologic malignancies is feasible in one anesthesia session, thereby reducing cost and overall hospital stay for the patient without any increased risk of perioperative morbidity. The decision to continue with the second or the third procedures depends on the successful conclusion of the former procedures in a reasonable time and without any complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1967-1973
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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