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The use of adhesion barrier film as an alternative to omental wrap in open ureterolysis
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Dec 2013 (Vol. 20, Issue 6, Pages( 7064 - 7066)
PMID: 24331350

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  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rarely occurring disease process characterized by the development of fibrous plaques that encase retroperitoneal organs and major vessels. The most common sequelae is obstructive uropathy secondary to ureteral compression. Ureterolysis with intraperitoneal transposition and omental wrapping has historically been a popularized means to relieve ureteral obstruction. We present the case of a 47-year-old man with bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to RPF. Due to insufficient length of omentum, we report the first documented use of SurgiWrap to wrap the ureters to minimize the future possibility of recurrent/continued fibrosis, compression, and ureteral obstruction.

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