Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty with stone removal in an ectopic pelvic kidney

Rishi Nayyar, Prabhjot Singh, Narmada P. Gupta

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Ectopic pelvic kidneys with ureteropelvic junction obstruction and stones present a treatment challenge for the minimally invasive surgeon. A pure laparoscopic approach is less invasive than an open approach but is technically difficult with longer operative time. The use of the da Vinci robotic interface has the potential to refine the laparoscopic technique and improve outcomes. Here, we present successful management using the robotic technique of one such case of concomitant pyeloplasty and pyelolithotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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