Laparoscopic ureteric reimplantation (extravesical)

Anthony Atala

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Major advances have been made in the area of laparoscopic surgery since the 1980s. The advantages of this approach include smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations, a more rapid convalescence, and decreased postoperative discomfort. Laparoscopic antireflux surgery was first described using a modification of the Lich extravesical ureteral approach (Atala et al. 1993; Ehrlich et al. 1994; Lich et al. 1961). Other techniques for laparoscopic ureteral reimplantations, including modifications of the Lich technique (a muscle wrap, an extraperitoneal approach) as well as the use of the Cohen cross-trigonal technique, have also been described (Cohen et al. 1999; Gill et al. 2001; Sakamoto et al. 2003). In this chapter, we describe the Lich extravesical approach, being that it is the most commonly used technique for laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540001157
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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