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Robotic Ureteroureterostomy and Correction of Ureteral Defects

  • Patricio C. GargolloEmail author
  • Hiep T. Nguyen
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

The first reports of laparoscopy were published in the early twentieth century [1]. The introduction of improved instrumentation and advances in optical systems has led to not only increased use of minimally invasive surgery but also an expansion of the types of procedures that can be done laparoscopically. With the increasing use of minimally invasive techniques in urology over the past decade, the feasibility of pediatric laparoscopic reconstructive urologic surgery with and without robot assistance has been demonstrated [2, 3]. The da Vinci® surgical robot has now become widely utilized in adult and pediatric urology. In adults, radical prostatectomy and pyeloplasty are the most popular robotic procedures, although virtually all major urologic procedures involving the genitourinary tract have been performed with the robot.

Keywords

Ureteroureterostomy Ureteral surgery Duplicated kidney Robotic surgery Laparoscopy Reconstructive surgery Ureterocele Ectopic ureter 

Supplementary material

Robotic Assisted Ipsilateral Ureteroureterostomy in Children with Duplication Anomalies (19 MB)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric UrologyChildrens Medical Center, UT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA

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