Lydon JC, Spielman FJ: Bilateral compartment syndrome following prolonged surgery in the lithotomy position
In Case 2, the patient was not strapped to the table and while in the Trendelenburg position, the only means by which cephalad sliding was minimised were the shoulder braces, as well as the bent knees in the leg supports of the lithotomy position
(see Figure 1).
Patients are placed in a modified dorsal lithotomy position
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Cystoscopy was performed and a 5-Fr open-ended ureteral catheter was inserted into the lithotomy position
The patient is placed in the dorsal lithotomy position
, with her thighs at about 80 degrees to horizontal.
Intraoperatively, standard antibiotic prophylaxis was administered and cystolitholapaxy was performed in the modified lithotomy position
Many of us have difficulty getting the "under buttock drape" to stay under the buttocks when draping a patient in the dorsal lithotomy position
Ureterocystoscopy, trigonal, and bladder exploration were performed with the patient in the lithotomy position
It's amazing how many physicians say they can learn all they need to know when the patient is in the lithotomy position
After appropriate bowel preparation, the patient was brought into the HDR suite and placed in a dorsal lithotomy position
with legs supported, abducted and flexed.
Under general anesthesia and while in the lithotomy position
, the patient initially had an open-ended ureteral catheter placed, through which a guide wire was inserted up to the renal pelvis.
During surgery, a team approach is critical, with the primary surgeon on the patient's left, the scrub nurse at the patient's feet, and the assistant surgeon on the patient's right, with the patient placed in the modified dorsal lithotomy position
with Allen stirrups.