Laparoscopic Ureterocalicostomy

  • M. Ramalingam
  • K. Senthil

Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) narrowing with an intrarenal pelvis and grossly dilated calices may be a challenging problem especially in failed pyeloplasty. When there is a long stenotic UPJ segment or the area is too scarred to permit a tension-free pyeloplasty, ureterocalicostomy is a good option [1–3].

Newer hemostatic technologies allow better visibility and less blood loss during renal parenchymal transection, and with experience in laparoscopic suturing techniques laparoscopic ureterocalicostomy can be performed safely and effectively.


Ureteropelvic Junction Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty Paracolic Gutter Laparoscopic View 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ramalingam
    • 1
  • K. Senthil
    • 2
  1. 1.K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate InstituteG. Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial HospitalCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Gowtham AnnexeCoimbatoreIndia

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