Arch Esp Urol 2017 May;70(4):379-384
Servicio de Urología. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.
BJU Int 2013 May 10;111(5):773-83. Epub 2013 Jan 10.
Department of Urology, Pediatric Urology and Urologic Oncology, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Essen, Germany.
Unlabelled: WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: Open reconstructive surgery of the lower ureteric segment in adults often requires large incisions, as the basic prerequisite for such complex procedures is wide exposure. Published experience on minimally invasive techniques in this challenging surgical field, e.g. Read More
Curr Opin Urol 2006 Nov;16(6):413-8
Department of Urology, University of Leipzig, Liebigstrasse 20, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.
Purpose Of Review: Laparoscopic reconstructive urology is a challenging and technically demanding field of urology. As urologists' experience strengthened and technical modifications developed, urologic laparoscopy was applied in the treatment of malignancies and evolved from simple to technically demanding reconstructive techniques. This article reviews the latest published literature in the field of laparoscopic reconstructive urology and introduces our own persuasion for the role of this approach in urology. Read More
BJU Int 2009 Dec 10;104(11):1722-9. Epub 2009 Jun 10.
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA.
Background: Pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction is characterized by a functionally significant impairment of urinary transport caused by intrinsic or extrinsic obstruction in the area where the ureter joins the renal pelvis. The majority of cases are congenital in origin; however, acquired conditions at the level of the ureteropelvic junction may also present with symptoms and signs of obstruction. Historically, open pyeloplasty and endoscopic techniques have been the main surgical options with the intent of complete excision or incision of the obstruction. Read More
Curr Opin Urol 2008 Nov;18(6):557-63
Department of Urology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA.
Purpose Of Review: To evaluate the current role of robotic surgery in upper urinary tract reconstruction.
Recent Findings: Robotic techniques have been increasingly adopted by urologists for reconstruction of the upper urinary tract. The improved dexterity, visualization, and ergonomics of robotic systems have applied naturally to reconstruction and have facilitated intracorporeal suturing compared with traditional laparoscopy. Read More