Management of bladder diverticula by transurethral resection: re-evaluation of an old technique.

@article{Vitale1979ManagementOB,
  title={Management of bladder diverticula by transurethral resection: re-evaluation of an old technique.},
  author={Paola Vitale and Jeffrey R Woodside},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1979},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={744-5}
}
Many surgical techniques have been described for bladder diverticulectomy, including extravesical, intravesical or combined procedures. An alternative therapeutic technique not widely recognized is transurethral resection of the diverticular neck. We have used this procedure on 6 patients, either to promote emptying of a diverticulum or to permit adequate endoscopic examination. Each operation was successful and there were no complications. We herein describe this technique and recommend its… CONTINUE READING