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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-155

Robot-assisted laparoscopic augmentation ileocystoplasty in a tubercular bladder


1 Department of Urology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prabhjot Singh
Department of Urology, Ansari Nagar, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.130647

PMID: 24833829

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Some of the patients with genitourinary tuberculosis (GUTB) present to the urologist with small contracted bladders or with significant renal damage. [1] Additional reconstructive procedures are often required along with anti-tubercular treatment in these patients. These procedures commonly performed via the open approach, now have the advantage of minimally invasive approach provided by laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The technique of robot-assisted laparoscopic augmentation ileocystoplasty in a patient with a small contracted bladder due to GUTB will be described. The procedure was performed via a completely intra-corporeal technique using an ileal "cap" created from a 15 cm segment of distal ileum which was anastomosed to the urinary bladder bi-valved in the mid-sagittal plane. The procedure lasted for 420 minutes and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 5. At 6 month follow-up, the patient has no irritative urinary symptoms and voiding with insignificant post-void residual urine.


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