What are the potential complications with ureteral reimplantation surgery?
Risks and possible complications
- Bleeding (may require a blood transfusion)
- Urine leakage from the ureters.
- Stricture of ureters returns.
- Damage to the bladder, bowels, or other organs.
- Kidney damage.
- Risks of anesthesia (the anesthesiologist will discuss these with you)
What is the success rate of ureteral reimplantation surgery?
Regarding intravesical approach, Ledbetter-Politano and the Cohen technique have been considered the most popular techniques of ureteral reimplantation with successful rate in the range of 97–99% (3).
What does urinary reflux feel like?
Symptoms of urinary reflux Urinary reflux does not have any symptoms. However, urinary tract infections, which can result from urinary reflux, can cause: burning sensation when passing urine. wanting to urinate more often, if only to pass a few drops.
How is ureteral reimplantation used to treat reflux?
Ureteral reimplantation (yoor-EET-er-ool RE-im-plan-TAY-shun) is used to treat reflux (REE-flux), a condition in which urine from the bladder is able to flow back up into the kidneys through the tubes that connect the kidneys with the bladder.
Where is ureteral reimplantation surgery done in Children’s Hospital?
The ureteral reimplantation surgery is done in an operating room at Children’s Hospital. An incision (in-SIZ-yun) is made in the lower part of the abdomen (belly) just above the pubic bone. There are several ways to reimplant the ureter into the bladder, and your child’s doctor will use the way that is best for your child’s condition.
What kind of surgery is needed for vesicoureteral reflux?
There are two main surgical interventions for vesicoureteral reflux: ureteral reimplantation surgery (open repair) and endoscopic treatment. (Please see separate handouts)
When do you need surgery for ureteral reflux?
Sometimes, a ureter has a bad connection to the bladder wall. When there is not enough of the tunnel at the connection point, reflux will occur. If left untreated, reflux can cause scarring of the kidneys and permanent kidney damage. When reflux is not expected to go away with time, or is causing kidney damage, surgery is needed.