The robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty: gateway to advanced reconstruction.

TitleThe robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty: gateway to advanced reconstruction.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsTasian GE, Casale P
JournalUrol Clin North Am
Date Published02/2015
KeywordsChild, Child, Preschool, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Hydronephrosis, Kidney Pelvis, Laparoscopy, Male, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney, Patient Positioning, Postoperative Complications, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Risk Assessment, Robotic Surgical Procedures, Treatment Outcome, Ureteral Obstruction

Robotic pyeloplasty is now commonly performed for children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Because surgical robotics is a tool that facilitates pyeloplasty and other reconstructive urologic operations, the indications for robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty are the same as those for an open pyeloplasty but offer distinct advantages with respect to visualization, range of motion, and ease of laparoscopic suturing. In this review, the authors discuss the operative approach for robotic pyeloplasty in children and the extensions of the basic techniques to challenging clinical scenarios.

Alternate JournalUrol. Clin. North Am.
PubMed ID25455175