Holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy performed in the ureter of a patient with Bricker urinary diversion
Article published in Urologia Polska 2005/58/1.
Jan Kawecki, Wiesław Duda, Kamil Bochynek, Artur Pietrusa
- Oddział Urologiczny Szpitala im. E. Michałowskiego w Katowicach
Ordynator oddziału: dr n. med. Wiesław Duda
ureter, ureteral calculus after Bricker operation, lithotripsy, holmium laser
- The paper presents a case of a young female patient with recurrent ureterolithiasis situated at the ureteroileostomy site (the patient's history included Bricker operation carried out in her childhood - urinary diversion caused by bladder extrophy).
- The calculus was removed effectively by transcutaneous approach through the nephrostomy canal using holmium: YAG laser for lithotripsy. Granulated calculi remaining in the ureter after lithotripsy were removed with small forceps.
- The advantages of the selected surgical approach to the calculus and the effectiveness of crushing urinary calculi with a holmium: YAG laser are emphasized in conclusions.
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