Laparoscopic Procedures

  • Rafał ChrzanEmail author
Part of the Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions book series (UNPFD)


During the last few decades, surgical treatment of congenital and acquired anomalies of the urogenital tract has made huge steps forward, which have been possible mainly because of technological progress. Nowadays, general anesthesia can be safely given even to preterm newborns. High-tech equipment in operating rooms and intensive care units allows meticulous monitoring of patients. Imaging has improved incredibly, providing high-resolution and three-dimensional pictures.

The place of laparoscopy in pediatric urology is already established. A laparoscopic surgeon uses technology to perform a procedure that, for many years, has been done in an open manner. This means that general surgical rules still must be applied, but additional precautions must be followed because of the different circumstances. Supplementary training is needed for those who intend to perform laparoscopic procedures.

The literature on laparoscopic treatment of urinary incontinence due to on bladder outlet insufficiency is sparse. In this chapter, the author’s own experience and an overview of the published data are presented.


Laparoscopy Vesicoscopy Urinary incontinence Bladder neck Bladder outlet Incompetence Insufficiency Children 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric UrologyChildren’s University Hospital, Jagiellonian University Medical CollegeKrakowPoland

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