The Cold Knife: A New Laparoscopic Instrument for Ureteropelvic Junction Incision


Guven S., Kilinc M., TUNÇ L. , Yuksel D., Ozgok A., Ozgok Y.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.20, no.7, pp.635-637, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2010.0004
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.635-637

Abstract

Objective: The use of laparoscopic scissors or blades in laparoscopic nondismembered pyeloplasty is quite common; however, the incision made using these tools may cause difficulties for the surgeon. We developed an efficient, safe, reusable, and inexpensive instrument to incise the pelvis and ureter during laparoscopic pyeloplasty. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the new laparoscopic instrument designed for pelvic and ureteric incisions.