Urinary and urologic complications of laparoscopic and robotic urologic procedures Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Adenoma, Oxyphilic
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
  • Kidney Neoplasms


  • Urinary complications are some of the more common complications of laparoscopic urologic surgery. The overall incidence of urinary tract injury following laparoscopy urologic surgery in large series is under 1% [1, 2]. These injuries can occur both in upper tract and in pelvic urologic laparoscopy. They include injures to the ureter, urinary leaks after extirpative and reconstructive procedures, bladder injuries, and anastomotic leaks. In general, urinary complications after robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures is similar and is thus discussed together. © 2010 Humana Press.

publication date

  • December 2010



  • Book Chapter


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-60761-676-4_6

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 59

end page

  • 71