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International Braz J Urol
Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology

Vol. 40 (2): 281-282, March - April, 2014
Laparoscopic bladder diverticulectomy assisted by cystoscopic transillumination
Rafael B. Rebouças, Rodrigo C. Monteiro, Thiago N. S. de Souza, Camila R. T. Burity, João B. R. M. Lisboa, Giovanna B. M. Pequeno, Luciano G. de Figueiredo, Emanuel R. M. Silva, Cesar A. Britto (Editorial Comment by A. Karim Kader, MD)
Department of Urology, Edson Ramalho Military Police Hospital, Faculty of Medical Sciences of Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
Acquired bladder diverticula are herniations of the bladder mucosa through detrusor muscle. Due to the ineffective emptying of the bladder diverticulum, urine accumulation may lead to urinary tract infection, stone disease, and lower urinary tract malignancy in the diverticulum (1). The symptomatic bladder diverticula may require surgical treatment. Surgical approaches include open operation via an extravesical or a transvesical approach for large diverticula or endoscopically with transurethral fulguration for small diverticula (2). Herein, we present a video of a Laparoscopic Bladder Diverticulectomy for recurrent urinary tract infection, aided by concurrent cystoscopy.

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