Laparoscopic Transvesical Management of a Lower Ureter in Nephroureterectomy

  • M. Ramalingam
  • Ram Mohan Rao
  • Renuka Ramalingam

Sem’s pluck technique is the commonly practiced transurethral management of a lower ureter during laparoscopic nephroureterectomy [1,2]. But there is always a risk of tumor seeding as the lumen of ureteric orifice remains open. Hence, we introduce a technique to clamp the ureter transvesically.


Foley Catheter Reliable Technique Lithotomy Position Iliac Fossa Distal Ureter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ramalingam
    • 1
  • Ram Mohan Rao
    • 2
  • Renuka Ramalingam
    • 3
  1. 1.K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate InstituteG. Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial HospitalCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Padmini HospitalKaraikudiIndia
  3. 3.PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and ResearchCoimbatoreIndia

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