Prevention of wrong site surgery during upper tract endoscopy.

Conference Paper

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of radiopaque stickers during endoscopic surgical cases to prevent wrong side surgery. METHODS: We used radiopaque markers before planned endoscopic surgery to ensure correct side surgery. These markers are labeled "R" and "L" and are identifiable during fluoroscopy. RESULTS: These markers were a valuable tool to prevent wrong side endoscopic upper tract procedures. They were also well-accepted by patients at their preoperative surgical verification process. CONCLUSION: Radiopaque stickers can assist in the prevention of wrong side surgery during upper tract endoscopic procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warren, GJW; Roberts, WW; Hollingsworth, J; Wolf, JS; Faerber, GJ

Published Date

  • February 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 475 - 477

PubMed ID

  • 22310765

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-9995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2011.10.055

Conference Location

  • United States