Erosion of Hem-o-Lok clips at the bladder neck after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy

J Endourol. 2009 Jun;23(6):949-51. doi: 10.1089/end.2007.0328.


Abstract The use of Hem-o-Lok clips is well described for control of the lateral pedicles in robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. We report two cases of urethral erosion of Hem-o-Lok clips after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in patients who presented with symptoms of bladder neck contracture. We describe the presentation, treatment, and possible methods to avoid this complication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostatectomy / adverse effects*
  • Robotics / methods*
  • Surgical Instruments / adverse effects*
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / etiology*