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Laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation applying the modified psoas hitch and Lich-Gregoir onlay technique: a 10-step surgical video


Introduction and hypothesis

Describe the surgical technique of laparoscopic ureterovesical reimplantation applying the modified psoas hitch with Lich-Gregoire onlay technique to manage a distal ureteral fistula after a hysterectomy for a gynecologic malignancy.

Materials and methods

This video illustrates the surgical technique of laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation applying the modified psoas hitch with Lich-Gregoire onlay technique in a ten-step surgical video.


Step 1: closure of the caudal ureter.Step 2: Ureter mobilization. Step 3: Ureter spatulation. Step 4: Bladder mobilization. Step 5: Detrusor muscle incision. Step 6: Bladder suspension. Step 7: Mucosal incision. Step 8: Ureterovesical anastomosis. Step 9: JJ stent insertion. Step 10: Detrusor muscle closure.


Intraoperative identification of ureteral injury and prompt repair are recommended. Ureteral repair technique depends on the ureteral injury site. Distal ureteral injuries (UIs) might require either uretero-ureterostomy or ureteral reimplant with or without a psoas hitch. The Lich-Gregoir is one of the two most frequently used anti-vesicoureteral reflux techniques and has acceptable complication rates.

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Hudry, D., El Hajj, H., Narducci, F. et al. Laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation applying the modified psoas hitch and Lich-Gregoir onlay technique: a 10-step surgical video. Int Urogynecol J (2021).

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  • Ureteral reimplantation
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Lich-Gregoir
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Ureteral injury
  • Modified psoas hitch