Laparoscopic ureterectomy: Initial clinical experience

P. S. Chandhoke, R. V. Clayman, K. Kerbl, R. S. Figenshau, E. M. McDougall, L. R. Kavoussi, A. M. Stone

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With a combination of cystoscopic and laparoscopic techniques, 3 patients underwent total ureterectomy for urothelial cancer without complication. Of the patients 2 underwent concomitant laparoscopic nephrectomy. Mean operating time was 8.2 hours for the laparoscopic surgery and mean hospital stay was 6 days. In 2 patients the ureter was removed intact, while in 1 it was morcellated along with the kidney before removal. In each case the bladder was closed with a 12 mm. GIA laparoscopic stapling device. After 3 to 9 months of followup no patient had recurrent disease or bladder stones on the staple line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-997
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993


  • carcinoma, transitional cell
  • kidney neoplasms
  • peritoneoscopy
  • ureteral neoplasms


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