A 59-year-old male developed a proximal stricture of his transplant ureter ten years after a living donor renal transplant. Endoscopic management was unsuccessful, and the patient was temporized with percutaneous nephrostomy tubes for months. Eventually, it became clear he would require surgical revision. Intraoperatively, complete fibrosis of the renal hilum, and intrarenal location of the pelvis precluded the planned pyelovesicostomy. A successful open vesicocalicostomy was performed, anastomosing a bladder flap to a lower pole calix. The patient remains recurrence free after 6 months of follow-up.
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Higgins, Margaret M.; Walker, Jonathan P.; Daily, Michael F.; and Gupta, Shubham, "Open Vesicocalicostomy for the Management of Transplant Ureteral Stricture" (2017). Urology Faculty Publications. 8.