Robot-assisted laparoscopic distal ureterectomy and ureteral reimplantation

Gu Kang Sung, Hoon Choi, Hwii Ko Young, Sik Tae Bum, Seok Cho, Jae Ahn Hong, Yun Chae Ji, Ho Kang Seok, Jun Cheon

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We report here on our technique and outcomes of the first case of robot-assisted laparoscopic distal ureterectomy with a bladder cuff excision and ureteroneocystostomy. A 74-year-old male patient who had a distal ureter tumor underwent robot-assisted transperitoneal distal ureterectomy. After distal ureterectomy with bladder cuff excision was performed, direct ureteroneocystostomy was performed. The whole procedure was successfully performed by using the robot without conversion to open surgery. The total operative time was 207 minutes, and the estimated blood loss was 30 ml. The final pathological examination showed stage T2 invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the distal ureter. The patient's postoperative recovery was uneventful and the bladder cuff was free of tumor. Robot-assisted laparoscopic distal ureterectomy with ureteroneocystostomy is safe and feasible and offers patients the advantages of minimally invasive surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-924
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep


  • Carcinoma
  • Robotics
  • Transitional cell
  • Ureter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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