Long-term follow-up after ureteral reimplantation in patients with severe deep infiltrating endometriosis

Ron Schonman, Zohar Dotan, Adi Y. Weintraub, Mordechai Goldenberg, Daniel S. Seidman, Eyal Schiff, David Soriano

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Abstract

Objective To investigate the intraoperative features and long-term postoperative results of patients with ureteral endometriosis who underwent ureteral reimplantation. Study design In this retrospective study, we reviewed records of all patients with ureteral endometriosis treated by ureteral reimplantation. Pre-, intra- and post-operative information was collected. Results Of patients operated for endometriosis, seven were diagnosed with severe ureteral endometriosis and underwent ureteral reimplantation. Psoas hitch was the preferred technique for the ureteral reimplantation. During a mean postoperative follow up of 42.3 ± 20.0 months, all but one patient reported significant symptomatic improvement. None of the patients needed additional medical or surgical treatment and no recurrence was noted. Conclusion Ureteral reimplantation performed by a multidisciplinary surgical team is a suitable technique in selected cases, gives good long-term results and has no need for repeated surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume171
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Deep infiltrating endometriosis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Long-term follow up
  • Psoas hitch
  • Ureteral reimplantation

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