Laparoscopic right ureterovesical reimplantation according to Lich-Gregoir
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2013;13(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4059
In 2010, François Varlet from Saint Etienne, France, proposed the laparoscopic extravesical transperitoneal approach according to the Lich-Gregoir technique for the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux in children. If the position of the ureterovesical junction is not ectopic, and by avoiding megaureters, this technique is safe with success rates similar to the open technique. Discussions remain as to a bilateral simultaneous approach, which could lead to bladder dysfunction. Reference: Laparoscopic extravesical transperitoneal approach following the Lich-Gregoir technique in the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux in children. Lopez M, Varlet F. J Pediatr Surg 2010;45:806-10.