Currently the gold standard surgery for pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction is the Anderson-Hynes dismembered pyeloplasty, with a success rate greater than 95%. With the advent of minimally invasive surgery (MIS), there is an increasing role for the laparoscopic approach to performing this operation. Kavoussi and Peters described the first laparoscopic pyeloplasty in children,1 and three years later, Tan described the results in the first series of six pediatric patients.2 In the last decade, laparoscopic pyeloplasty has produced success rates similar to the open approach, although the operative time remains somewhat greater.
KeywordsRenal Pelvis Minimally Invasive Surgery Laparoscopic Surgeon Needle Holder Robotic Instrument
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