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Specimen extraction with a surgical glove during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Oct 2005 (Vol. 12, Issue 5, Pages( 2843 - 2845)

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  • INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Cost containment during techniques of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy remains an ongoing concern. We present a cost-effective alternative technique of specimen extraction using a surgical glove. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe an alternative technique of prostate removal using a surgical glove in seven patients who underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy using a robotic-assisted technique. RESULTS: The glove extraction technique was successful in all seven patients for which the method was attempted without complication. CONCLUSION: Similar to commercially available devices, a surgical glove provides a reliable straightforward means of specimen extraction during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

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