The Use of a Polytetrafluoroethylene Membrane-Covered Stent in the Management of Urine Extravasation After Radical Cystectomy and Ileal Conduit Formation

Bladder Cancer

J Endourol Case Rep. 2020 Mar 11;6(1):4-6. doi: 10.1089/cren.2019.0052. eCollection 2020.


Radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma is a challenging operation that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. In the literature, the complication rates have been described up to 68%. We describe a unique method of managing a ureteroileal anastomotic leak in a patient with limited ureteral length. The use of polytetrafluoroethylene-covered ureteral stents has been described in the management of ureteral strictures, but this is the first time they have been used in the

treatment of a urinary leak after radical cystectomy.