Robotic-assisted laparoscopic ileocystoplasty: Our technique



  • © 2014 Springer-Verlag London. All rights are reserved. Augmentation ileocystoplasty for neurogenic bladder is a promising surgical option in patients with neurogenic bladder. The procedure has truly evolved since its first description in 1889 and has been a gold standard for treatment of neurogenic bladder. Surgical approach has been modernized to facilitate the benefits of minimally invasive surgery via robotic laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic reconstruction did not gain popularity due to the significant challenges of intracorporeal suturing. While robotic technique has been attempted, its initial attempts were a hybrid of both intra- and extracorporeal surgeries, with important steps being performed extracorporeally. We at our institute have adopted a total intracorporeal approach, and herein we share the tips and the tricks for successful completion of the procedure.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 1447153936
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781447153931
  • Start Page

  • 153
  • End Page

  • 163
  • Volume

  • 9781447153948