Background and Purpose: Laparoscopic surgery has many applications in urology. The surgical management of obliterative ureteral stricture disease using laparoscopy has not been widely reported. We recently implemented this technique in an adult patient with an obliterative ureteral stricture. Methods: A transperitoneal refluxing right ureteral reimplantation was performed using the Endostitch device. Placement of the new ureteral orifice in the bladder was monitored by simultaneous cystoscopy and laparoscopy. The anastomosis was performed without tension, torsion, or angulation and was stented for 4 weeks. Results: The operative time was 233 minutes. The blood loss was minimal. There were no intraoperative complications, and the postoperative hospital course was uneventful. Conclusion: Laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation is a safe and feasible technique. Cystoscopic determination of the neoureteral orifice is helpful. The Endostitch device is a useful adjunct in this procedure.
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