Laparoscopic bilateral nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision for native renal pelvic and ureteral transitional cell carcinoma after renal transplantation

C. H. Chen, S. K. Huan, J. T. Lin, Wen-Hsiang Chiou

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Abstract

A 37-years-old female who was suffering from end-stage renal disease for about 6 years received allograft renal transplantation 4 years ago. She has been receiving 50mgof Cyclosporin A orally daily for immuno-suppression since then. Gross haematuria was noted and computerised tomography showed native left renal pelvic and ureteral multi-focal transitional cell carcinoma with severe hydronephrosis. Laparoscopic bilateral nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision were performed. In the past, history of previous operation was considered a relative contraindication for laparoscopic surgery. To our knowledge, we present the first case of laparoscopic treatment for native renal pelvic and ureteral transitional cell carcinoma after renal allograft transplantation without a hand-assisted device. This case shows the feasibility of laparoscopic bilateral nephroureterectomy in patients with transplanted kidneys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Postgraduate Medicine
Volume49
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

Keywords

  • Carcinoma
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Laparoscopy
  • Transitional cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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