Laparoscopic ureterolysis for idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis

T. Matsuda, Y. Arai, K. Muguruma, J. Uchida, Y. Shichiri, Y. Komatz

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Ureterolysis and subsequent intraperitonealization were performed laparoscopically in 2 patients with unilateral idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis. The operative procedure was easily accomplished, and the outcome was excellent in the patient who had a ureteral stricture of 2 cm in length, whereas the operation was technically more complicated with a prolonged operation time in the other patient who had a stricture more than 5 cm in length. The convalescence period after the operation was short in both cases. Laparoscopic ureterolysis is a less invasive alternative to conventional open surgery, particularly in patients with involvement of a unilateral ureter of short length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Urology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Laparoscopy
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Ureterolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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