Comparison of open and pneumovesical approaches for Politano-Leadbetter ureteric reimplantation: a single-center long-term follow-up study

B. S. Tae, B. J. Jeon, H. Choi, J. Y. Park, J. H. Bae

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    Abstract

    Purpose: To report our experience with the laparoscopic pneumovesical approach for Politano-Leadbetter ureteric reimplantation and to compare the results to those obtained using a traditional open approach. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 52 patients who underwent Politano-Leadbetter ureteral reimplantation between 2012 and 2017. The peri-operative parameters, postoperative outcomes, and complication rates of patients who underwent the open approach for the Politano-Leadbetter procedure and those who underwent the laparoscopic pneumovesical approach were compared. Results: During the study period, 52 ureteric reimplantation procedures were analyzed. Among these, 28 and 24 patients underwent surgery using the open and pneumovesical approaches, respectively. The mean operative time did not differ between the groups (143.64 min vs. 128.12 min, P = 0.092). However, the pneumovesical group had a shorter duration of hospital stay (5.08 days vs 7.43 days, P = 0.001) and required less morphine analgesic for pain than did the open group (7.7% vs 32.1%, P = 0.027). No significant differences in the success rates (94.9% vs 92.5%, P = 0.512) or procedure-related complications were noted between the pneumovesical and open techniques. Conclusions: The transvesicoscopic Politano-Leadbetter technique with pneumovesicum is safe and effective for ureteric reimplantation and is comparable to the open approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)513.e1-513.e7
    JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
    Volume15
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct

    Keywords

    • Laparoscopy
    • Pneumovesicum
    • Ureteral reimplantation
    • Vesicoureteral reflux

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Urology

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