Journal article

Reimplantation of obstructive megaureters with and without tailoring.

D Ben-Meir, N McMullin, C Kimber, S Gibikote, K Kongola, JM Hutson

J Pediatr Urol | Published : 2006


OBJECTIVES: Reimplantation of megaureters may be complicated by excessive bulk of tissue when plicated, or stenosis at the anastomosis site when excisional tapering is performed. Some urologists in our institution reimplant megaureters without tailoring, while others routinely tailor megaureters. Aiming to compare success rates, we report our experience in reimplanting obstructive megaureters with and without tailoring. MATERIALS: The medical records of 30 boys and four girls with primary obstructive megaureters (a total of 38 ureters) were reviewed. Median age at operation was 18 months (range 1 month to 8 years). Of the ureters, 16/38 were tailored and 22/38 were reimplanted without tailor..

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