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Artículo Tomo 70, Número. 3, Abril 2017

Archivos Españoles de Urología

Treatment of urachal disorders: The open and laparoscopic surgery approach.

Authors: Lorena Ortiz Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Alonso Prieto, Francisco Campanario Pérez, Iria Alvarez-Silva, Mónica De Cabo Ripoll y Fructuoso García Díez.

Arch. Esp. Urol. 2017; 70 (3): 357-360

Vol. 70, Number. 3, April 2017

INTRODUCTION: The present study analyzes cases of urachal abnormalities treated with laparoscopic approach in our hospital.

CASE DESCRIPTION: A retrospective descriptive study of urachal disorders with laparoscopic surgery approach performed at our hospital in the period 1999-2015. Patients` clinical data are presented (radiological findings, surgical data, pathology findings, complications and a follow-up of each patient).

RESULTS: 7 Adults presented complicated urachal disorders treated laparoscopically. The average age was 43.1 years old (DE ±11). The mean surgical time of laparoscopic management was 154.2 minutes (range 120-240). Mean hospital stay was 4.9 days (DE ±1.1). There were no early or late postoperative complications.

CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic removal of urachal remnants is a safe and reproducible technique.

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