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Bladder Diverticulectomy

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What do I need to know about a bladder diverticulectomy?

Bladder diverticulectomy is surgery to remove diverticula. These are pouches attached to your bladder by a piece of tissue called a neck. They form when an obstruction (block) stops urine from flowing. Pressure builds up in the bladder and pushes the lining through the bladder wall. Diverticulectomy is often done for several diverticula. It may be done if you have only one (called a diverticulum) that is large or preventing you from urinating.

Kidney, Ureters, Bladder

How do I prepare for surgery?

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What should I expect after surgery?

What are the risks of bladder diverticulectomy?

You may bleed more than expected during surgery. You may also develop an infection. Your ureter or bowel may be injured. You may develop a fistula, urinary tract infection (UTI), or an abscess (pocket of pus). You may also leak urine.

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