Computed tomography appearance of the Lapra-ty® and Weck Hem-o-lok clips in patients who recently underwent laparoscopic urologic surgery

Alvaro Lucioni*, Carl Valentin, Edward M. Gong, Marcelo A. Orvieto, Glenn S. Gerber, Abraham H. Dachman, Arieh L. Shalhav

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Abstract

The nonmetal suture securing Lapra-Ty clip (LTC) and vessel ligating Weck hem-o-lock clip (WKHL) are useful tools for the laparoscopic surgeon. We report the postoperative computed tomography (CT) scan appearance of these clips. The CT imaging of patients who underwent urologic surgery demonstrate the WKHL and LTC to be radiopaque. Urologists and radiologists should be aware of the radiographic appearance of the LTC and WKHL given the ease with which they could be confused with urinary lithiasis when applied near the urinary system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-786
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

Keywords

  • Abdominal imaging
  • Computed tomography
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lapra-ty clip
  • Nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Weck heme-o-lock clip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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