Patient Positioning

At the moment of the suture, steep Trendelenburg is less contributive than during the antegrade dissection of a transperitoneal approach. The reduction of this inclination may ease the ascension of the bladder.

FIGURE 1 ■ View of the pelvis, the working axes of the needle holders are represented with respect to the anatomical position of the urethrovesical anastomosis.

FIGURE 1 ■ View of the pelvis, the working axes of the needle holders are represented with respect to the anatomical position of the urethrovesical anastomosis.

In the author's view, needle holders should work preferably with an angulation between 60° and 90°, through the lateral or the pararectal ports.

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