Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy After Minimally Invasive Prostatectomy


    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Two patients developed postoperative ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. One operation was robotically assisted; the other was performed with the conventional laparoscopic technique. These new minimally invasive techniques offer many advantages, but they require steep supine head-flexed (Trendelenburg) positioning. Until they are mastered by surgeons, operative times may be prolonged beyond those associated with the traditional technique. As a result, ION may occur more frequently.

    loading  Loading Related Articles