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J Endourol. 1995 Feb;9(1):59-62.

Laparoscopic cystectomy and ileal conduit: case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Málaga Faculty of Medicine, Spain.

Abstract

A completely new combined laparoscopic cystectomy and ileal conduit technique for removal of an infiltrating bladder cancer was carried out on a 64-year-old woman. The bladder was dissected free and extracted whole through the right flank. The right ureter and a loop of intestine were withdrawn through the same incision. An ileal segment was isolated and intestinal continuity restored. The right ureter was anastomosed to one extreme of the segment that was then reintroduced into the abdomen, taken across to the left side, withdrawn with the left ureter, anastomosed extracorporeally, and reintroduced. The stoma was constructed in the left flank at the patient's request. Recuperation was unusually fast and painless, and little postoperative analgesia was required. Further experience and a two-team approach could reduce the operation time to 3 or 4 hours. We are now convinced that combining the two procedures was better for the patient, even though it prolonged the time in the operating room.

PMID:
7780433
DOI:
10.1089/end.1995.9.59
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