Laparoscopic transperitoneal bladder diverticulectomy: surgical technique

J Laparoendosc Surg. 1995 Apr;5(2):105-11. doi: 10.1089/lps.1995.5.105.


A large bladder diverticulum causing poor emptying in an 84-year-old man was removed laparoscopically in a 6.5-h operation. The patient was discharged from the hospital on the third postoperative day, having had minimal analgesic requirements. A Council catheter and stylet in the diverticulum greatly facilitated identification of the sac with the laparoscope. Difficulties with intracorporeal knot tying were avoided by using the Lapra-Ty system. Experienced laparoscopic surgeons may find this method of diverticulectomy valuable. With experience, the operating time should be reduced.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / complications
  • Aged
  • Diverticulum / complications
  • Diverticulum / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Male
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / complications
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases / complications
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases / surgery*