Boari bladder flap

Last revised by Dr David Luong on 15 Feb 2022

A Boari bladder flap is one of the options for ureteric reimplantation when the diseased ureteric segment is long (e.g. more than 5 cm). It is useful in the management of lower ureteric strictures and can be performed as either an open or laparoscopic procedure. It involves tubularisation of a flap of bladder to extend from the bladder to the ureteral orifice. It is important for radiologists to be familiar with this procedure, especially in post-surgical image interpretation.

History and etymology

It is named after Achille Boari a 19th-century Italian surgeon.

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