Nephrectomy and creation of a cutaneous ureterovesicostomy for intermittent catheterization of the bladder traditionally requires two surgical procedures performed through separate incisions. Herein we report completion of these procedures using a transperitoneal laparoscopic approach, with the ureterovesicostomy stoma created at one of the laparoscopic working ports. The clinical course was remarkable for a shortened postoperative hospitalization (48 hours) with minimal incisional pain, and an excellent long-term result with complete bladder emptying and resolution of urinary infections. Laparoscopic application of the Mitrofanoff principle for creation of a catheterizable cutaneous ureterovesicostomy combines the advantages of both, allowing optimal preservation of ureteral vascularity, minimal morbidity, and efficient bladder evacuation.
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