Osamu Ukimura

Section of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF LAPAROSCOPIC ULTRASOUND

Lymphocele Surgery Stone Surgery

TECHNIQUE

Retroperitoneal Space (Ureterolysis and

DOPPLER ULTRASOUND

Lymphadenectomy)

UROLOGIC UTILITY OF LAPAROSCOPIC

Prostate Surgery

ULTRASONOGRAPHY

PROSPECTS AND LIMITATIONS FOR

Adrenal Surgery

LAPAROSCOPIC ULTRASONOGRAPHY AND

Renal Surgery

NEW TECHNOLOGY

Renal Ablative Techniques

SUMMARY

Renal Cyst Surgery

REFERENCES

Inability to palpate tissues remains one inherent limitation of laparoscopic surgery; however, laparoscopic ultrasonography can compensate for the loss of tactile feedback by enabling the surgeon to "look" into tissues being operated upon.

Laparoscopic ultrasonography has the potential to improve anatomic localization of tumor or pathologic lesion, to improve visualization of cancerous extension, to guide real-time needle biopsy or ablative therapy, and to optimize the extent of surgical resection regarding completeness of tumor excision and preservation of functional anatomy.

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