Introduction

Inadequate haemostasis is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality following urological surgery. The increase in the number of day-case procedures performed and the rapid expansion of minimal access surgery have highlighted the importance of ensuring both meticulous surgical technique and haemostasis. The possibility of contaminated blood products and the hazards of blood transfusion are further stimuli for the avoidance of unnecessary blood transfusion. In this chapter, we have covered some conventional and some new techniques to achieve haemostasis in urological procedures.

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