Branco, F; Giovannalberto, P; Osório, L; Cavadas, V; Versos, R; Gomes, M; Autorino, R; Correia-Pinto, J; Lima, E
BACKGROUND: Transvesical port refers to the method of accessing the abdominal cavity through a natural orifice (i.e., urethra) under endoscopic visualization. Since its introduction in 2006, various reports have been published describing different surgical interventions using a rigid ureteroscope in a porcine model. The aim of this study was to test the access and feasibility of peritoneoscopy by using a rigid ureteroscope in a human male cadaver.
METHODS: Two adult male cadavers were used to perform the procedures. A rigid ureteroscope was used for the creation of transvesical access into the peritoneal cavity. Peritoneoscopy, liver biopsy, and identification and manipulation of...