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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 325-330

Single ileal segment in a cat-tail configuration for bilateral ureteric strictures

Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

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Abhishek Singh
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/iju.iju_140_21

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Introduction: Management of bilateral long length ureteric strictures is difficult with few options for reconstruction. In this report, we describe our experience with the use of a single, 15- 20 cm ileal segment for reconstruction of bilateral long length (involving more than 2/3rd ureter) ureteric strictures. Patients and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 5 cases operated between 2015 and 2020for bilateral long length ureteric strictures, using a single segment ileal interposition in a cat tail configuration was performed. We evaluated renal function, surgical success, incidence of urinary tract infection and complications of the procedure. Surgical success was defined as an asymptomatic patient with no hydronephrosis and/or prompt drainage of the kidney on radiological investigations. Results: The average age of presentation was 42.8 ± 7.4 years (33-53) years). All the cases were secondary to a gynaecological intervention. The mean creatinine prior to surgery was 0.81 ± 0.36 mg % (range 0.5 -1.4 mg%). Mean duration of follow-up was 28.6 ± 20.6 months (Range 10 – 56 months). Mean hospital stay was 14.4 ± 3.36 days (range 12-20 days). Two patients developed ileus and one patient developed deep venous thrombosis in the post-operative period. One patient developed pyelonephritis within one month of surgery. There was no deterioration of renal function with the mean serum creatinine at last follow-up being 0.9 ± 0.36 mg% (range 0.6 – 1.5 mg%). Conclusion: The use of an ileal segment in cat-tail configuration for bilateral simultaneous ileal replacement is a feasible and safe option. The medium-term result states that it is effective in the preservation of renal function and provides a good conduit for drainage.

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