A corner-saving Ureteral Reimplantation technique without stenting

Haberal M., Emiroglu R., Karakayali H., Torgay A., Moray G., Arslan G., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.38, no.2, pp.548-551, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2005.12.112
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.548-551
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


In this study we present our new technique, which will simplify reconstruction of even a small-caliber ureter. Our transplantation team has performed 1523 renal transplantation since 1975. From 1975 to 1983, we performed 300 ureteroneocystostomies using the modified Politano-Leadbetter technique. Since 1983, the extravesical Lich-Gregoir technique was used in combination with temporary ureteral stenting in 1141 patients. After September 2003, we began a corner-saving technique. Eighty-two (62 living related, 20 cadaver) renal transplantations have been performed since September 2003. The mean recipient age was 32.2 +/- 10.9 years (range, 7 to 63). Mean donor age was 38.9 +/- 13.1 years. For ureteral reimplantation, a running suture is started from 3 mm ahead from the middle of the posterior wall and finished 3 mm afterward. After the last stitch, both ends of the suture material are pulled and the posterior wall of the ureter and bladder are approximated tightly. The anterior wall is sewn either with the same suture or another running suture. Since using this technique, we have not employed a double J or any other stent to prevent ureteral complications at the anastomosis side. We have seen only two (2.4%) ureteral complications. In conclusion, due to the low complication rate, we believe that our new technique is the safest way to perform a ureteroneocyctostomy.