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.