Arch Esp Urol 2017 May;70(4):454-461
Departamento de Urología. Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona. España.
J Pediatr Urol 2016 Aug 12;12(4):229.e1-7. Epub 2016 May 12.
Department of Urology, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Introduction: Minimally invasive pyeloplasty (MIP) for ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction in children has gained popularity over the past decade as an alternative to open surgery. The present study aimed to identify the factors affecting complication rates of MIP in children, and to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic (LP) and robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (RALP).
Materials And Methods: The perioperative data of 783 pediatric patients (<18 years old) from 15 academic centers who underwent either LP or RALP with an Anderson Hynes dismembered pyeloplasty technique were retrospectively evaluated. Read More
J Pediatr Urol 2015 Apr 24;11(2):69.e1-6. Epub 2015 Feb 24.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.
Objective: In this study we aim to demonstrate that robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) reoperative repair is safe and effective and even less technically demanding than open repair for recurrent ureteropelvic-junction obstruction (UPJO).
Study Design: A retrospective study was conducted of all cases of failed open pyeloplasties who underwent RAL reoperative repair at our institution between January 2010 and December 2013. The general surgical procedure was the same we previously described for robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty. Read More
Eur Urol 2014 Feb 4;65(2):430-52. Epub 2013 Jul 4.
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Context: Over the last two decades, minimally invasive treatment options for ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) have been developed and popularized.
Objective: To critically analyze the current status of laparoscopic and robotic repair of UPJO.
Evidence Acquisition: A systematic literature review was performed in November 2012 using PubMed. Read More
J Endourol 2006 Oct;20(10):813-9
Department of Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
Background And Purpose: Laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP) for the repair of ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction provides results similar to those of open pyeloplasty with less morbidity, but its use has been limited, as it requires advanced laparoscopic skills. Robotic computer-assisted pyeloplasty (RAP) has the potential to reduce the technical challenges of the reconstructive portion of the operation. We compare our RAP experience with our recent LP cases. Read More