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Laparoscopic diverticulectomy  


A Laparoscopic diverticulectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove a small pouch from the lining of the small intestine. This pouch is a birth defect called the Laparoscopic diverticulum.

What is a Laparoscopic diverticulectomy  ?

Bladder diverticula may be congenital or acquired. If acquired, they are most commonly secondary to bladder outlet obstruction, resulting in an increased intravesical pressure, causing a herniation of mucosa through the muscle layer of the bladder. Occasionally, these may contain malignant cells in situ. Surgical treatment is indicated in patients with bladder outlet obstruction, recurrent infections, or if a diverticulum contains calculi or tumors [1]. Bladder diverticula may be surgically resected via open, endoscopic, laparoscopic (extraperitoneal or intraperitoneal) and robotic-assisted techniques. Here we describe a robot-assisted laparoscopic bladder diverticulectomy (RALBD) with associated ureteral re-implantation for a high grade transitional cell carcinoma (TCC).


Doctors prefer to use laparoscopic surgery to perform a Meckel’s diverticulectomy. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which your doctor uses a laparoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a camera. Your surgeon will insert the laparoscope through small incisions, or cuts, in your abdomen. Carbon dioxide gas is usually used to fill up and expand the abdomen so your surgeon can visualize organs and tissues better. The carbon dioxide gas is removed after the surgery is done.

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