Laparoscopically assisted ureterocystoplasty

B. G. Cilento, D. A. Diamond, C. K. Yeung, G. Manzoni, D. P. Poppas, T. W. Hensle

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of laparoscopically assisted ureterocystoplasty (LAU) in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1999 to 2001, five patients (mean age 7 years, range 3.5-13) from four centres underwent LAU with laparoscopic mobilization of the small kidney and upper ureter combined with ureterocystoplasty, with exposure of the bladder through a Pfannenstiel incision. The details and outcomes are reviewed. RESULTS: The LAU was successful in all five patients; there were no complications. A large midline incision was avoided and the LAU carried out through the better tolerated and less painful Pfannenstiel incision. CONCLUSION: LAU is an appealing technique that is safe with the added benefit of a reduced abdominal incision and acceptable operative duration. This represents the first published report of LAU.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-527
Number of pages3
JournalBJU International
Issue number6
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Bladder augmentation
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive
  • Ureter
  • Ureterocystoplasty


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