CC-BY 4.0 · Surg J 2017; 03(04): e167-e173
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607296
Case Report
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Laparoscopic Ureteral Reimplantation in Endometriosis: A Severe Case

Garri Tchartchian1, Paul G. Fabricius1, Bernd Bojahr2, Rudy L. De Wilde3
  • 1Klinik für Minimal Invasive Chirurgie, Berlin-Zehlendorf, Germany
  • 2Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Brustzentrum, Universitätsklinikum Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
  • 3Klinik für Frauenheilkunde, Geburtshilfe und Gynäkologische Onkologie, Universitätsklinik für Gynäkologie, Pius-Hospital, Oldenburg, Germany
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Publication History

04 December 2016

05 September 2017

Publication Date:
27 November 2017 (online)

Abstract

In aggressive cases, endometriosis can perturb the urogenital tract, in particular the ureter, which can potentially result in ureteral compression or stenosis. Even though this is rare, consequences are dramatic, such as hydronephrosis or organ failure. The present standard intervention comprises the resection of affected tissues and endometriosis foci combined with adjuvant hormonal therapy. When the ureter does not recover, ureteral reimplantation is required. The present case describes the successful laparoscopic approach of the reimplantation of the ureter with simultaneous cystoscopy.