The efficacy of the TachoSil binding suturing technique in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy to prevent the development of pseudoaneurysm

Keisuke Shigeta, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Takayuki Abe, Akari Komatsuda, Toshikazu Takeda, Ryuichi Mizuno, Eiji Kikuchi, Hiroshi Asanuma, Yuki Arita, Hirotaka Akita, Masahiro Jinzaki, Akira Miyajima, Mototsugu Oya

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Objective: Our specific aim was to introduce the TachoSil binding suturing technique for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients when closing the parenchymal defect after tumor excision during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), which is a novel technique for reducing the risk of developing subsequent pseudoaneurysm (PA). Methods: We identified 113 pT1aN0M0 RCC patients who underwent LPN at our institution. Eighty-one (72%) patients underwent the suturing procedure without binding TachoSil, whereas 32 (28%) patients underwent renorraphy with the renal defect closed together with TachoSil. The vascular complications were evaluated by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging with enhanced contrast material at the first visit after LPN. We conducted Fischer's exact test to determine risk factors for transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE). Results: The median age was 55 (36–86) years old and the median follow-up time was 65 (12–147) months. In the overall population, there were 11 (11%) patients who underwent TAE because they developed PA. All 11 patients exhibited the imaging findings of PA, and were all from the conventional suturing group. In contrast, no patients for whom the TachoSil binding method was used had any significant findings on imaging (14% vs. 0%). Based on the analysis to determine risk factors for TAE due to PA development, the TachoSil binding suturing technique was one of the significant indicators for reducing the risk of developing PA. Conclusions: Our study demonstrated that the TachoSil binding suturing technique might reduce the development of PA after LPN. Prospective randomized study and comparison to the standard 2 or 3–layer renorrhaphy is needed to prove its actual value.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsian Journal of Surgery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019 Jan 1



  • Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • TachoSil
  • Transcatheter arterial embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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