Laparoscopic ileal ureter

Inderbir S. Gill, Stephen J. Savage, Anthony J. Senagore, Gyung Tak Sung

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Purpose: We describe the operative technique of laparoscopic ileal ureter replacement. Materials and Methods: A transperitoneal 3-port approach was used. Ileovesical and pyeloileal anastomoses were performed with intracorporeal laparoscopic freehand suturing and knot tying techniques. Results: Operating time was 8 hours and blood loss was 200 cc. Both anastomoses were immediately watertight. Hospital stay was 4 days and a cystogram at 14 days confirmed widely patent anastomoses without extravasation. Conclusions: Laparoscopic ileal ureter replacement satisfactorily duplicates established open surgical principles. The laparoscopic technique is efficient and technically straightforward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1202
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Carcinoma
  • Laparoscopic
  • Surgical procedures
  • Transitional cell
  • Ureter
  • Ureteral neoplasms
  • Urinary diversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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