The reconstruction of "complex" ureteral lesions

Pierpaolo Graziotti, Alessandro Piccinelli, Guido Giusti, Mauro Seveso, Gianluigi Taverna, Alessio Benetti, Luisa Pasini, Silvia Zandegiacomo

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A total of 13 patients with ureteral lesions wider than 12 cm in length and/or previous radiation treatment have been submitted to reconstructive treatment. Four patients with lesions after radiation therapy were treated with ileal ureter and contemporary bladder augmentation, one with ureteroneocistostomy combined with psoas hitch procedure and one combining psoas hitch and Boori Plap technique. The association of psoas hitch with Boari Flap technique were also used to treat two patients with the undesired outcome of vascular procedure. A patient after complete ureteral stripping following ureteroscopy was submitted to Heal bladder substitution. Two renal autotransplantations were performed in a patient with extensive stricture of the ureter following multiple endourological procedure and in a patient with negative outcome of previous attempt of open ureteral defect reconstrucion following abdominal trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


  • Radiation treatment
  • Ureter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology


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