Robotics and Laparoscopy
Laparoscopic and robot-assisted continent urinary diversions (Mitrofanoff and Yang-Monti conduits) in a consecutive series of 15 adult patients: the Saint Augustin technique
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2013
© 2013 The Authors. BJU International © 2013 BJU International
Volume 112, Issue 7, pages 953–958, November 2013
How to Cite
Rey, D., Helou, E., Oderda, M., Robbiani, J., Lopez, L. and Piechaud, P.-T. (2013), Laparoscopic and robot-assisted continent urinary diversions (Mitrofanoff and Yang-Monti conduits) in a consecutive series of 15 adult patients: the Saint Augustin technique. BJU International, 112: 953–958. doi: 10.1111/bju.12257
- Issue published online: 11 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 13 AUG 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 23 MAY 2013 06:49AM EST
- continent urinary diversion;
- To present a series of 15 laparoscopic and robot-assisted Mitrofanoff and Yang-Monti vesicostomies in an adult population, and to assess the feasibility and safety of these minimally invasive approaches.
Patients and Methods
- Between 2009 and 2012, 15 patients underwent laparoscopic (n = 11) or robot-assisted (n = 4) construction of vesicostomy by a single surgeon (D.R.): Mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy (n = 11) or double Yang-Monti ileal conduit (n = 4). Fourteen patients underwent concomitant augmentation enterocystoplasty.
- Indications for surgery included neurogenic bladder (n = 11) and urethral dysfunction (n = 4).
- The patients were evaluated postoperatively using cystography. Quality of life (QoL) was evaluated using an internally developed questionnaire.
- All surgeries were successfully completed with no conversions. Operating time was always <5 h. The mean estimated blood loss was 150 mL and the mean follow-up was 22 months.
- Early postoperative complications included deep retrovesical abscess (n = 2) and upper urinary tract infections (n = 4), and one patient had peri-operative cardiac failure.
- Late postoperative complications included stomal stenosis (n = 2), persistent low-pressure bladder incontinence (n = 1) and recurrent infections (n = 1). Surgical excision of the conduit was necessary in one patient.
- Postoperatively, patients showed complete bladder emptying and no leak on follow-up cystography. According to our QoL questionnaire, 13/15 patients did not regret the surgery.
- While a longer follow-up is needed to assess the durability of our results, this series shows that the laparoscopic and robot-assisted approaches for the construction of continent urinary diversions are feasible and safe in an adult population.