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Laparoscopy-assisted cutaneous ureterostomy in children : early experience
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Objective: Laparoscopy-assisted cutaneous ureterostomy (LA-CU) is a minimally invasive approach for temporary urinary diversion in children. We describe the technique, its feasibility, potential advantages, and outcomes in 12 children treated for a variety of conditions. Methods: Three trocars were used transperitoneally, one transumbilical, and another placed at the later stoma site. In the semilateral position, with a panoramic view, the ureter of interest is easily identified, mobilized, and exteriorized for stoma creation. We retrospectively reviewed our experience at two tertiary-care centers and included both refluxing and end ureterostomies. The study period was between October 2014 and February 2017. Renal function and growth curves were noted at follow-up. Results: Twelve children underwent LA-CU: 3 end and 9 refluxing ureterostomy. Mean age was 18.75 +/- 17.60 months. Mean operating time was 94.44 +/- 34.86 minutes. Follow-up ranged from 10 to 38 months. No major postoperative complications occurred. Renal function and growth curves improved in the majority of children. Conclusions: Primary surgical correction of obstructive or refluxing uropathy is the gold standard; however, temporary urinary diversion is useful in specific scenarios. In these patients, laparoscopic assistance may offer better and direct visualization, achieves accurate and rapid identification of ureter, and provides adequate mobilization, tension-free exteriorization, and excision of redundant ureter in some to optimize drainage. One trocar at the eventual stoma site minimizes scarring.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of laparoendoscopic and advanced surgical techniques. - Larchmont, N.Y., 1997, currens
Publication
Larchmont, N.Y. : Mary Ann Liebert Inc. , 2019
ISSN
1557-9034 [online]
1092-6429 [print]
Volume/pages
29 :2 (2019) , p. 286-291
ISI
000448381800001
Pubmed ID
30358477
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