Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Ureteral Reimplantation

  • Jens Rassweiler


Clinical indications for ureteral reconstruction include strictures, trauma (often iatrogenic), vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), fistulas and malignancy. Traditional open surgery remains the gold standard for ureteral reimplantation with good long-term results (success rates over 90%) (Campbell’s urology, Philadelphia, p. 2347, 2003; Stief et al., Br J Urol 91:138–142, 2003; Ahn and Laughlin, Urology 58:184–187, 2001). Short ureteral defects can be managed by uretero-ureterostomy or ureteroneocystostomy. Longer defects require complex procedures such as psoas hitch ureteral reimplantation often combined with a Boari flap.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, Klinikum am GesundbrunnenHeilbronnGermany

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