Indian Journal of Urology
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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189--190

Laparoscopic appendicular interposition ureteroplasty for mid-ureteral defect


Datson Palathullil George, Vigneswara Srinivasan Sockkalingam Venkatachalapathy, George Palathullil Abraham 
 Department of Urology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Vigneswara Srinivasan Sockkalingam Venkatachalapathy
Department of Urology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, Kerala
India

Patients with ureteral defects and salvageable renal units present a challenge in reconstructive urology. Vermiform appendix interposition is an option in the management of mid-ureteral defects that can not be managed by primary ureteroureterostomy. Laparoscopic appendicular interposition ureteroplasty is a technically demanding and an infrequently attempted procedure. We present a video demonstration of laparoscopic appendicular interposition for a 4-cm long right mid-ureteral defect in an elderly male. Laparoscopic appendicular interposition ureteroplasty for mid-ureteral defects can provide good long-term functional outcomes with results comparable to an open approach and has the advantage of reduced morbidity.


How to cite this article:
George DP, Venkatachalapathy VS, Abraham GP. Laparoscopic appendicular interposition ureteroplasty for mid-ureteral defect.Indian J Urol 2021;37:189-190


How to cite this URL:
George DP, Venkatachalapathy VS, Abraham GP. Laparoscopic appendicular interposition ureteroplasty for mid-ureteral defect. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];37:189-190
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