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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 546989, 3 pages
Case Report

Ureteral Stricture after Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation due to Suturing of the Serosa

Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Received 11 September 2012; Accepted 2 October 2012

Academic Editors: A. Greenstein, F. Ramezanzadeh, and F. M. Solivetti

Copyright © 2012 Berat Cem Özgür et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Strictures secondary to traumas of the ureter are some of the complications of urogynecologic surgery. We present a 43-year-old female who had a history of laparoscopic tubal ligation a year ago and was admitted to our department with recurrent flank and inguinal pain. It was soon understood that a suture has pulled the ureter from the lateral serosa of the upper part to the lateral serosa of the lower part causing dilatation of the proximal and midureter because of the previous surgery while there was no damage on the ureteral lumen. Consequently successful reconstruction was performed with open ureteroureterostomy.