Psoas hitch

A psoas hitch is a method of bladder reconstruction following distal ureteric injury.

The reconstruction is indicated when the distal ureter is injured and the non-injured ureter cannot reach the bladder for a ureteroneocystotomy. With the psoas hitch, the bladder is pulled up (along the psoas muscle), to reduce the distance between the distal ureter and the bladder so a ureteroneocystotomy can be performed. 

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rID: 40681
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Psoas hitches

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    Case 1: cystogram showing a psoas hitch
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