The advances made in laparoscopic surgery during the last five years have made possible the performance of a variety of bladder level procedures as suspension of the bladder neck, removal of bladder diverticulum and cystectomy. Laparoscopic bladder-neck suspension is purposed by different authors as a minimally invasive procedure that can provide efficacious results like open surgery, reducing post-operative discomfort. All different laparoscopic techniques provide good results at short-term follow-up. A longer follow-up period is required for the evaluation of the effective efficacy of this treatment. In accordance with other authors, our experience with laparoscopic bladder diverticulectomy demonstrates the feasibility and the potential of this technique. Up to now this procedure has been employed in the treatment of diverticula involved in urinary infection or residual urine. At the beginning, laparoscopic cystectomy has been used in patients with benign disease; more recently, laparoscopy has been employed for cystectomy in case of bladder cancer. The few cases described demonstrate that the technique is feasible but, until now, laparoscopic cystectomy has been reported just in female patients.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- bladder surgery
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