Management of ureteric duplications identified during robotic cystectomy and intracorporeal urinary diversion.

Koc E. , Atmaca A. F. , Asil E., Gok B. , Canda A. E. , Balbay M. D.

Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology, cilt.70, sa.5, ss.534-537, 2018 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.23736/s0393-2249.18.03136-3
  • Dergi Adı: Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.534-537


Ureteral duplication is rarely seen malformation that could be diagnosed during radiological imaging. Herein, we present 5 patients with ureteral duplication who underwent robotic radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion for bladder cancer. Preoperative computerized tomography did not show presence of a ureteral duplication in any patient and all were identified intraoperatively. A Wallace type uretero-ureteral anastomosis was performed in all patients. During the follow-up period, we did not detect any ureterointestinal anastomotic strictures or complication related to the presence of a ureteral duplication following robotic cystectomy. We conclude that ureteral duplication might be missed during preoperative radiological imaging, might be a surprising and challenging issue for the robotic surgeon that could be safely managed intraoperatively.