Simultaneous bilateral subcutaneous pyelovesical bypass as a salvage procedure in refractory retroperitoneal fibrosis
Ureteral obstruction causing renal failure is the most common complication associated with retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF). Initial management includes steroid therapy together with ureteral stenting. When these fail, ureterolysis is the recommended surgical procedure. However, this could be challenging and recurrence is common. The aim of the present case series was to assess the feasibility of inserting simultaneous bilateral subcutaneous pyelovesical bypass grafts (SPBGs) in patients presenting with RPF who had failed initial endourologic/surgical management.
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