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Actas Urológicas Españolas

versión impresa ISSN 0210-4806


VIRSEDA, J.A.; MARTINEZ-RUIZ, J.; MARTINEZ-SANCHIZ, C.  y  DONATE, M.J.. Ureterocalicostomy: a forgotten surgical technique?. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2011, vol.35, n.2, pp.115-118. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction: ureterocalicostomy is a surgical technique that is rarely indicated and that urologists currently apply very occasionally. Materials and method: a patient with a right pyelical retraction cicatricial process, which resulted in obstructive uropathy of the upper and mid caliceal system, excluding the lower caliceal system is presented. We performed a surgical exploration and ureterocalicostomy with successful result. In the very long term, the patient is cured and has normal kidney functionalism. Results: we present the technical results of the surgery and, from a present-day perspective, we review the indications of this technique and the determining factors required to obtain good results. Conclusion: ureterocalicostomy is a technique that present-day urologists have almost forgotten, which still maintains some indications and premises effective. For this reason, urologists dedicated to reconstructive surgery must know this technique and include it in their surgical arsenal.

Palabras clave : Ureterocalicostomy; Anastomosis; Hydronephrosis.

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