Proper patient positioning and port placement is of critical importance in robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). Not having the patient in the correct Trendelenburg position or not being able to move the surgical instruments freely in the abdominal cavity can be frustrating, especially for naive robotic surgeons (ie, those at the beginning of the learning curve for this procedure), and can lead to further difficulties in performing the intervention. We describe the use of a nautical inclinometer and a plastic, double-equilateral triangle with an 8-cm-long border to reach the correct Trendelenburg position easily and to place trocars correctly during RALP. (C) 2009 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Proper patient positioning and port placement is of critical importance in robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). Not having the patient in the correct Trendelenburg position or not being able to move the surgical instruments freely in the abdominal cavity can be frustrating, especially for naive robotic surgeons (ie, those at the beginning of the learning curve for this procedure), and can lead to further difficulties in performing the intervention. We describe the use of a nautical inclinometer and a plastic, double-equilateral triangle with an 8-cm-long border to reach the correct Trendelenburg position easily and to place trocars correctly during RALP. (C) 2009 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Simplifying patient positioning and port placement during robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

SALONIA , ANDREA;BRIGANTI , ALBERTO;MONTORSI , FRANCESCO;
2010

Abstract

Proper patient positioning and port placement is of critical importance in robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). Not having the patient in the correct Trendelenburg position or not being able to move the surgical instruments freely in the abdominal cavity can be frustrating, especially for naive robotic surgeons (ie, those at the beginning of the learning curve for this procedure), and can lead to further difficulties in performing the intervention. We describe the use of a nautical inclinometer and a plastic, double-equilateral triangle with an 8-cm-long border to reach the correct Trendelenburg position easily and to place trocars correctly during RALP. (C) 2009 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Proper patient positioning and port placement is of critical importance in robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). Not having the patient in the correct Trendelenburg position or not being able to move the surgical instruments freely in the abdominal cavity can be frustrating, especially for naive robotic surgeons (ie, those at the beginning of the learning curve for this procedure), and can lead to further difficulties in performing the intervention. We describe the use of a nautical inclinometer and a plastic, double-equilateral triangle with an 8-cm-long border to reach the correct Trendelenburg position easily and to place trocars correctly during RALP. (C) 2009 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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