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First use of collagen graft in surgical reconstruction of long ureter stricture in man. 23 years of follow-up
Article published in Urologia Polska 2004/57/2.


Andrzej Koziak, Adam Marcheluk, Piotr Kania, Ryszard Szcześniewski, Adam Dorobek, Tadeusz Dmowski
Oddział Urologii im. Prof. Tadeusza Krzeskiego, Wojewódzki Szpital Specjalistyczny w Siedlcach
Ordynator oddziału: dr n. med. Andrzej Koziak


ureter, ureter stricture, collagen graft, reconstructive surgery


Good results of using collagen membranes in long ureter strictures repair in dog model inspired doctor A. Koziak in 1980 to use the same technique and material in man.
Short and long-term evaluation of the technique and material - collagen graft, used in long ureter stricture repair in 35 y.o. man (1980).
Controlled urographies during 23 years showed no stricture recurrence. At RTG-TV urography (live x-ray monitoring) peristaltic wave in the operated ureter segment was observed.
The technique and used material proved in short and long-term follow-up their usefulness, fulfilled hopes, contributed to cure disability of the urinary tract and saved the kidney.