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J Laparoendosc Surg. 1995 Apr;5(2):105-11.

Laparoscopic transperitoneal bladder diverticulectomy: surgical technique.

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Department of Urology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, USA.


A large bladder diverticulum causing poor emptying in an 84-year-old man was removed laparoscopically in a 6.5-h operation. The patient was discharged from the hospital on the third postoperative day, having had minimal analgesic requirements. A Council catheter and stylet in the diverticulum greatly facilitated identification of the sac with the laparoscope. Difficulties with intracorporeal knot tying were avoided by using the Lapra-Ty system. Experienced laparoscopic surgeons may find this method of diverticulectomy valuable. With experience, the operating time should be reduced.

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